Jack Sawyer was pumped up for Ohio State to have another shot at competing for a national championship.

By the time the Peach Bowl starts, it will be over 1 month since Ohio State’s last game. Ohio State last played against Michigan in the home loss on Nov. 26. For the last month, Ohio State was stewing in anticipation to return to action.

Sawyer, a defensive end for the Buckeyes, wanted to get back onto the field to get the sour taste of defeat out of Ohio State’s mouth. While meeting with the media ahead of the Peach Bowl, Sawyer spoke about being eager to play again after the month-long layoff. He was asked about the defense being angry.

“Yeah. 100 percent. We feel like it’s always been Ohio against the world,” Sawyer said. “We feel like that’s never going to change. So throughout this whole month of bowl prep, our defense has been playing very pissed off in practice, I think the whole team as a whole has been. And I think that’s where we need to be. And like I said, we’re just really focused and really eager to get back on the field Saturday night.”

Ohio State’s defense will be tasked with slowing down a Georgia offense that scored 50 points against LSU in the SEC Championship Game on Dec. 3. The Peach Bowl will take place on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. ET.