C.J. Stroud and Ohio State suffered a disappointing loss to Michigan last month, but the worst of that moment came after the game, per Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger.
The 45-23 loss apparently angered some Ohio State fans, who felt the need to let Stroud know about it. Stroud received death threats after the loss, according to the Ohio State QB’s mother.
“I don’t really look, but people have the audacity to call and talk to me and tell me what people say. It’s the nature of the beast,” said Stroud. “You accept the good with the bad. I thank God for a second chance at this game. We deserve to be here regardless of what happened that day.”
Stroud tossed for 349 yards and two touchdowns in that Michigan game. He said that watching the tape from the Michigan game and every other game he’s played it is clear he tries to do everything he can to win games.
“If that means I didn’t get it done, it is what it is,” Stroud said. “Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. I’m blessed to be where I’m at. I’m going to keep moving forward and learn from it.
“And I really thank God for having a second chance this game. I think we deserve to be here regardless of what happened that day, but we moved on. Our focus is on Georgia now. I’m just taking it as a lesson and trying to learn from it.”
Stroud finished the 2022 regular season with 3,340 passing yards, 37 touchdowns, and six interceptions, completing 66.2 of his 355 pass attempts.
He is projected to be a high first-round selection in the 2023 NFL draft in April.
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