As if a crushing loss at home to Michigan State wasn’t enough, Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott piled on the bad news in Columbus by basically announcing that he’ll be turning pro at the end of the season.
In addition to post-game comments he made to reporters, Elliott took to Twitter on Saturday night to let everyone know about his future plans.
Enjoyed my last buckeye walk. Gonna miss all the fans who had a couple too many trying to break my hand with the high fives 😅
— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) November 22, 2015
“Honestly, this is my last game in the Shoe,” Elliottt said to reporters following the game. “I mean, there’s no chance of me coming back next year.”
Elliott went on to question the play calling on offense for the Buckeyes, who fell 17-14 on a field goal as time expired. Elliott touched the ball just 12 times for 33 yards.
“What happened today, it was kind of like a bad, bad dream,” he said. “Offense had a rough day, and I’m disappointed. I’m disappointed in the play calling, I’m disappointed in the situations we were put in, and I wish it all played out differently.”
Elliott has 1458 yards rushing on 232 attempts this season to go along with 17 touchdowns. For his career, he has 3598 rushing yards and 37 touchdowns.
Ohio State travels to Michigan on Saturday.