Ohio State's Defensive Line Dominates in Its Final Game Together

By Kevin Harrish on December 30, 2017 at 2:20 am
One last time.

This season, Ohio State's defensive line was full of future NFL talent, and come spring, quite a few rushmen will trade their Scarlet and Gray for NFL threads.

Player Tackles TFL Sacks Hurries FF
Tyquan Lewis 5 2 1 1 1
Sam Hubbard 4 3.5 2.5 - -
Jalyn Holmes 4 1 1 1 1
Nick Bosa 2 1.5 1.5 1 -
Chase Young 1 1 - - -
Robert Landers 2 1 - - -
Jashon Cornell 1 1 - - -
Tracy Sprinkle - - - 1 -
Total 19 11 6 4 2

But first, they took the field as Buckeyes one last time, and it was one hell of a curtain call.

To put it simply, the Ohio State defensive line feasted on Friday night. The Buckeyes dominated the point of attack, making things impossible for USC quarterback Sam Darnold, paving the way to the 24-7 win.

"That defensive line took a quarterback who we have a ton of respect for and he didn't set his feet all night," Urban Meyer said during the trophy presentation after the game.

That defensive line was responsible for 19 total tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, six sacks, four hurries, and most importantly, forced two fumbles which ended Trojan drives deep in Buckeye territory.


In a game where the offense was virtually nonexistent most of the game, Ohio State's defensive line was the difference.

For Tyquan Lewis, Jalyn Holmes, Tracy Sprinkle and likely Sam Hubbard, it was the last time they'll abuse a quarterback while in a Buckeye uniform. While they'll be sorely missed, the future is bright at the position.

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