09/04/2012 03:53 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Paul Ryan Gives Miami (Ohio) Pregame Speech Before Loss To Ohio State (VIDEO)

Before Miami (Ohio) took the field against Ohio State in the football team's season opener on Saturday, the RedHawks got a pregame speech from a special guest in the locker room: Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan.

A member of the Miami (Ohio) class of 1992, Ryan's pep talk came just days after his controversial speech at the Republican National Convention. Once again, he seemed to have a few facts out of place.

"They tell me that Ohio State hasn't beaten an in-state team in about 100 years," Ryan told the players. "Let's change that today."

Presumably, Ryan meant that Ohio State hadn't lost to an in-state team in about 100 years. His assertions about the relative value of the team's best and his degree of pride in the team also seemed a bit contradictory.

"Your best is the best. Your best is what we got. We're really proud of you. Go out there and make us proud and do your jobs, and make it... count," he said, via Dr. Saturday of Yahoo! Sports.

Unfortunately for Ryan's alma-mater, Miami's best was not good enough as the Buckeyes went on to win in dominant fashion, 56-10.

At least the tailgate looked fun.

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Miami Ohio v. Ohio State - September 1, 2012