Ohio State Football Star Reveals There's Only 1 Main Goal
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Ohio State wide receiver Jackson Smith-Njigba has high standards for his team entering the 2022 season.
The Buckeyes ended the campaign 11-2 with a thrilling Rose Bowl win over Utah,
But Smith-Njigba wants more in her junior year.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, via 10TV's Adam King, Smith-Njigba set the bar in the championship or bust.
"This is what we dream of, you know, to win a [national title]," he said.
"We haven't done this at Ohio State since 2014.
That's the goal, so anything below that is not acceptable."
While the Buckeyes have gone seven seasons without claiming college football's final prize,
They have not suffered more than two defeats in a season since 2011.
They have made it to the college football playoffs four times, overtaking Urban Meyer in the inaugural year of the four-team format.
Ohio State has since been knocked out twice by Clemson and once by Alabama in the 2021 national championship.
Smith-Njigba isn't the only one holding high hopes for the prestigious event.
The Buckeyes will start the season at No. 2 in the AP Precision Poll after Crimson Tide.
Heisman candidate C.J. With Straud at the center, a dynamic offense could help end the school's championship drought.
However, Smith-Njigba and the Buckeyes just can't look far ahead.
Ohio State will first have to avoid a tricky opening matchup on September 3 against No. 5 Notre Dame.