Ohio State won a narrow victory over Washington on Tuesday, with the Buckeyes establishing a 25-point lead during the first three quarters, then surviving a fourth quarter comeback from the Huskies.
The Huskies were limited to three points over the first three quarters, but tailback Myles Gaskin accounted for three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, with the final one coming on a 2-yard run with 42 seconds left. Unfortunately for Huskies fans, their final attempt at evening the score was intercepted.
The game marked the end of Urban Meyer’s seven seasons as Ohio State’s coach. Meyer told reporters he has a cyst in his brain that has grown in recent years, causing him regular headaches. Meyer had surgery in 2014 to drain the cyst.
“While we enjoyed tonight, I don’t believe I’m going to coach again,” Meyer said after Tuesday’s game. Meyer also spoke highly of his successor, Ryan Day.
The Huskies weren’t the only ones to suffer a loss at the Rose Bowl. The Pasadena Police Department reported after the game that three people had been arrested at the Rose Bowl, two fewer than at last year’s game.
One arrest each was made for suspicion of fighting with a police officer, being drunk in public and for an unspecified violation of Pasadena’s municipal code, Pasadena Police Department Officer Dave Thomas told City News Service.