It wasn't easy—especially early—but a young Ohio State team overcame adversity on the road and beat a good Navy, 34–17, Saturday. Now, it's time to relive the game in GIFs.
We start with freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett's first pass of his Ohio State career – good for 14 yards and a first down to Devin Smith.
The opening drive stalled, but freshman kicker Sean Nuernberger would connect on his first career kick, from 46 yards out, to put the Buckeyes up 3–0.
Navy would go up less than a minute into the 2nd quarter on this controversial 4th down stretch that was ruled a touchdown.
Here's an alt angle to the play. 7–3, Navy.
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Leading 7–6, Joey Bosa forced Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds into putting the ball on the turf, a minute into the 3rd quarter. #MANIMAL Darron Lee was in the neighborhood and scooped the fumble up for a 61-yard touchdown to put Ohio State back on top, 14–6.
Here are a few more looks at the play, which was pivotal in turning the game around for Ohio State: one, two and three.
Not long after, Lee blew up Reynolds in the backfield:
And then Adolphus Washington got in on the fun.
On Ohio State's next possession, Barrett found Devin Smith for 80 yards to put Ohio State back on top for good.
Here's another look at the strike.
Barrett was feeling it.
Ezekiel Elliott notched his first touchdown of the season midway through the 4th quarter, going untouched for 10 yards.
But Eze wasn't done. He wanted a pancake block, too.
Michael Thomas picked up Ohio State's final touchdown on a 9-yard screen:
And all that was left, was this:
Want more? Head over to the Navy game GIF overflow.
[CBS Sports Network]