While Michigan Wolverines running back Karan Higdon had no issues guaranteeing a win against their arch rivals, the Ohio State Buckeyes, this upcoming Saturday with the Big Ten East title on the line, Buckeyes defensive tackle Dre'Mont Jones took a bit of a different approach.
When he was asked by members of the media if he would follow Higdon's path and guarantee a win on his end, the lineman laughed and gave one a pretty perfect answer.
Asked whether he would make any guarantees for Saturday’s game against Michigan, Ohio State defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones said with a laugh, “I can guarantee that I’m going to play on Saturday.”— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) November 20, 2018
I don't think he could've responded any better to that question. With major playoff implications on the line as well as the conference title, Jones decided to take the humble route and let his team's play do the talking.
Of course, guaranteeing a win for your squad hypes them up, but it also builds a lot of pressure that could blow up in your face right away.
Ohio State is on the outside looking in, and with immense pressure already staring at them directly in the face, the last thing they needed is more weight on their shoulders.
Karan Higdon just guaranteed a Michigan win over Ohio State pic.twitter.com/5rBCtwe3ed— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) November 19, 2018
This is the 115th time the two schools will meet on the football field, and the 101st consecutive year they're set to face off. With everything on the line, it looks like this is going to be a game for the ages.