Ryan Day might have had a disastrous quarterback situation in the Cotton Bowl, but he will get no sympathy from fans after that performance.

Heading into bowl season, all eyes were on Ohio State and Devin Brown who was preparing to mak his first career start in the Cotton Bowl. Unfortunately, that start would not last long before Brown was lifted due to an injury to his left ankle or foot.

Without Brown — and Kyle McCord who has already transferred to Syracuse — the Buckeyes were left with true freshman Lincoln Kienholz under center. Needless to say, things did not go well with Ohio State held to just 3 points in a disappointing Cotton Bowl loss to Missouri.

To be fair, Ohio State’s defense was once again up to the task and played lights out for much of the evening. But, without an offense to balance things out, the Buckeye defense eventually ran out of steam.

No matter how you slice it, it has been a disastrous season for Ryan Day, and he was shredded for another abysmal performance to end 2023. Take a look: