Ohio State did not rely too much on its 2018 class during its 30-14 win over Minnesota, but some eight true freshmen still saw the field.
Dallas Gant and Tyreke Smith both had tackles on Saturday - as did Marcus Hooker in his season debut. In total, eight of their classmates saw the field. Both Gant and Smith, along with Tyler Friday, Chris Olave, Jeremy Ruckert and Tommy Togiai are true freshmen who will be true sophomores in 2019, each having appeared in at least five games.
The Buckeyes return to action next Saturday night when they visit West Lafayette.
|NAME||POS||DEBUT||MINNESOTA LINE||GP||SEASON LINE|
|TYLER FRIDAY||DE||Oregon State||Played, no stats||6||3 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL|
|DALLAS GANT||LB||Oregon State||1 tackle||5||5 tackles|
|JAELEN GILL||HB||Rutgers||2||1 catch for 11 yards|
|MARCUS HOOKER||DB||Minnesota||1 tackle||1||1 tackle|
|JAVONTAE JEAN-BAPTISTE||DE||Oregon State||2|
|ANTWUAN JACKSON||DT||Oregon State||3||1 tackle|
|TYREKE JOHNSON||CB||Penn State||1|
|MATTHEW JONES||OL||Penn State||1|
|TERADJA MITCHELL||LB||Oregon State||4|
|CHRIS OLAVE||WR||Oregon State||Played, no stats||7||2 catches for 19 yards, 1 tackle|
|NICHOLAS PETIT-FRERE||OL||Oregon State||3|
|K'VAUGHAN POPE||LB||Oregon State||Played, no stats||6|
|JOSH PROCTOR||S||Oregon State||Played, no stats||3|
|JEREMY RUCKERT||TE||Oregon State||Played, no stats||6||1 catch, 13 yards|
|L'CHRISTIAN "BLUE" SMITH||WR||Tulane|
|TYREKE SMITH||DE||Oregon State||1 tackle||6||5 tackles|
|BRIAN SNEAD||RB||Oregon State||2||11 rushes, 37 yards, 1 TD|
|MASTER TEAGUE III||RB||Oregon State||Played, no stats||4||17 rushes, 106 yards, 1 TD|
|TOMMY TOGIAI||DT||Oregon State||Played, no stats||6||6 tackles|
|TARON VINCENT||DT||Oregon State||Played, no stats||4||2 tackles|
|ALEX WILLIAMS||DE||Oregon State||2|
Freshman Tracker uses official game participation reports from team statisticians. That said, it's an inexact science, so if you see an omission or mistake, please let us know.