Freshman Tracker: Ohio State Tightened Rotation Against TCU, Rode the Vets to Big Win

By 11W Staff on September 16, 2018 at 12:43 am
Brutus saw more action than the freshmen against TCU

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Saturday night was not a showcase for Ohio State's second-ranked 2018 recruiting class.

When the nail-biting first half turned into an eight-point TCU lead early in the third quarter, acting head coach Ryan Day trusted his veterans to lead the comeback in Ohio State's 40-28 victory.

The Buckeyes piled up 526 yards of total offense (344 passing, 182 rushing), blocked a punt, forced three turnovers and registered three sacks and seven total tackles for loss. The Horned Frogs did plenty of damage, however, piling up 511 yards of total offense.

Only four true freshmen saw the field against TCU — defensive ends Javontae Jean-Baptiste and Alex Williams, wide receiver Chris Olave and linebacker K'Vaughan Pope —none of which recorded a stat.

Here's an updated look at the year-to-date contributions of Ohio State's 2018 class.

Class of 2018 Tracker
NAME POS DEBUT TCU LINE GP SEASON LINE
KAMRYN BABB WR        
MATTHEW BALDWIN QB        
SEVYN BANKS DB        
TYLER FRIDAY DE Oregon State   2 1 tackle
DALLAS GANT LB Oregon State   2  
JAELEN GILL HB Rutgers   1  
MARCUS HOOKER DB        
JAVONTAE JEAN-BAPTISTE DE Oregon State Played; No Stats 2  
ANTWUAN JACKSON DT Oregon State   2 1 tackle
TYREKE JOHNSON CB        
MATTHEW JONES OL        
TERADJA MITCHELL LB Oregon State   2  
CHRIS OLAVE WR Oregon State Played; No Stats 3 1 catch for 5 yards, 1 tackle
NICHOLAS PETIT-FRERE OL Oregon State   2  
K'VAUGHAN POPE LB Oregon State Played; No Stats 3  
JOSH PROCTOR S Oregon State   2  
JEREMY RUCKERT TE Oregon State   2 1 catch, 13 yards
L'CHRISTIAN "BLUE" SMITH WR        
TYREKE SMITH DE Oregon State   2 1 tackle
BRIAN SNEAD RB Oregon State   2 11 rushes, 37 yards, 1 TD
MASTER TEAGUE III RB Oregon State   2 11 rushes, 81 yards, 1 TD
TOMMY TOGIAI DT Oregon State   2 3 tackles
TARON VINCENT DT Oregon State   2 2 tackles
ALEX WILLIAMS DE Oregon State Played; No stats 2  
MAX WRAY OL        

Freshman Tracker uses official game participation reports from team statisticians. Saying that, it's an inexact science, so if you see an omission or mistake, please let us know.

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