Joe Podelco / Photo editor
NEW ORLEANS — A victory in tonight’s Sugar Bowl would not only give Ohio State football back-to-back BCS bowl victories, but the 2010 senior class would also claim its 44th win and tie the program record for wins.
The 2010 seniors hope to emulate the record-holding 2009 senior class, which ended its collegiate career in a blaze of BCS glory, defeating Oregon 26-17 in the Rose Bowl for its 44th win.
The 2009 seniors “were proud of that record,” said wide receiver Grant Schwartz. “I would have liked to break it, but definitely looking forward to trying to tie it.”
Linebacker Ross Homan echoed Schwartz’s sentiments.
“This is our last hooray,” Homan said. “We want to go out on top.”
Defensive end Cameron Heyward was sentimental about his OSU playing days.
“It’s just been a fun ride,” Heyward said. “I can truly say that I’ve enjoyed my four years to the fullest.”
The 2010 seniors have provided an unblemished 4-0 record against Michigan, four Big Ten titles and a fourth consecutive BCS bowl appearance.
Before touching down in New Orleans, Homan talked about the preparations that will hopefully get him and his classmates their 44th win, as well as a Sugar Bowl championship title for Buckeye Nation to celebrate.
“The seniors that we have, I think it’s going to be more of a business-oriented trip,” Homan said. “We’ll take it a lot more serious.”