James Washington: ‘First Play Was a Tone-Setter’

first_img“It was a lot of fun,” said The President. “All week coach told us, ‘if we’re going to win the game, it’s going to be on the receivers’ and I think that’s exactly what it came down to tonight.”When the only person who can cool you off is you. pic.twitter.com/RpxO7KOOW4— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 17, 2016“I never once saw my teammates tense up. They handled it well. We ran back out there, and the defense had three great stops. We ended it with a win. James Washington had nine catches for 296 yards and two TDs on Saturday.I repeat. James Washington had 296 yards on Saturday. And his last catch came with eight minutes left in the 3rd quarter! Washington fell four yards short of the all-time single game OSU record for receiving yards (Adarius Bowman at Kansas in 2006), but it was still the best performance of his career by 96 yards. Here are the other 100-yard performances he has had.screen-shot-2016-09-17-at-11-12-59-pm“I felt great. That first play was a tone-setter,” said Washington of the 90-yard TD Rudolph threw to him on the first play. “Just to get that going and Mason’s confidence level rising and the defense sparking off of that I think was perfect for us.” Here’s that play. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img

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