While some teams lean on experienced players in a season opener, the Ohio State football team relied on big plays from two redshirt-freshmen to kick off its season with a win.
The two players — quarterback J.T. Barrett and linebacker Darron Lee — each accounted for second-half touchdowns that sparked OSU to a 34-17 win against Navy on Saturday.
Lee — who played in two games last season before being granted a medical redshirt — returned a fumble 61 yards for a touchdown and made a pair of tackles in the Navy backfield. Barrett threw both of his touchdowns in the second half at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore and… Read more
In the last four years, senior wide receiver Devin Smith has made his mark on Ohio State football history.
From the game-winning catch against Wisconsin in 2011, to his 80-yard, go-ahead score Saturday against Navy, Smith seems to have a knack for making things happen.
His score against Navy put the Buckeyes up for the remainder of the game, something he said he believes helped electrify the offense.
“We had a slow start, and we were just trying to find ourselves,” Smith said Monday. “We had a few good plays leading up to that … Coach (Urban) Meyer took the shot and we executed very well.”
Meyer, who named Smith… Read more