Freshman Tracker: Fuller, McCall Impress in Blowout Win over Nebraska

By Zach Fleer on November 6, 2016 at 12:40 am
Freshman running back Demario McCall
Freshman running back Demario McCall

In a game where Ohio State absolutely plastered Nebraska, many of the Buckeyes' younger players got more action than usual. 

Of note on Saturday was the increased role of freshman running back Demario McCall, who appears to be Ohio State's new solution at punt returner after Dontre Wilson muffed yet another punt against Nebraska. McCall also received a slew of carries in the fourth quarter as Ohio State put the game away, finishing with a team-high 73 yards on 16 carries. McCall's 88 all-purpose yards were second-best among running backs and receivers on Saturday. 

Freshman defensive back Jordan Fuller led all Buckeyes in tackles on the night, impressing in his role at safety. Freshman left guard Michael Jordan had an impressive showing as Ohio State's offensive line had a much better outing than the last three weeks combined. 

Take a look at the rest of the freshman class below.

The full chart

Class of 2016 Tracker
Malik Barrow DL      
Tuf Borland LB      
Nick Bosa DL Bowling Green Participation 19 tackles (12 solo), 2 QB hurry, 2.5 TFL, 3 sacks
Rodjay Burns DB Bowling Green Participation

1 tackle (1 solo), 1 INT, returned for TD

Drue Chrisman P      
Jonathan Cooper DL Bowling Green 2 tackles 4 tackles (2 solo)
Gavin Cupp OL      
Wayne Davis DB      
Luke Farrell TE      
Jordan Fuller DB Bowling Green 5 tackles (2 solo) 9 tackles (6 solo)
Tyler Gerald OL      
Malik Harrison LB Bowling Green 1 tackle 10 tackles (8 solo)
Dwayne Haskins QB      
Jake Hausmann TE      
Kierre Hawkins TE      
Keandre Jones LB Bowling Green  

2 tackles

Michael Jordan OL Bowling Green Starting left guard Starting left guard
Austin Mack WR Bowling Green 1 catch for 8 yards; 1 tackle 2 catches, 15 yards
Demario McCall RB Bowling Green 16 rushes, 73 yards; 1 punt return, 15 yards 36 rushes, 218 yards, 2 TD; 1 rec., 36 yards, 1 TD; 1 punt return, 15 yards
Binjimen Victor WR Rutgers 2 targets  1 catch for 7 yards
Antonio Williams RB Rutgers   6 rushes for 28 yards
Jahsen Wint ATH Bowling Green   Special teams
Jack Wohlabaugh OL Bowling Green    

For those who watched the game well into the second half, we saw Malik Hooker's exploits on the basketball court as shown by ESPN. Check out freshman linebacker Malik Harrison in a dunk contest at an event hosted by me, earlier in April. 

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