Freshman Tracker: Sevyn Banks Makes His Season Debut and Five Freshmen Record Tackles Against Nebraska

By Matt Gutridge on November 4, 2018 at 3:30 pm
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Sevyn Banks made his season debut on special teams and 10 other true freshmen saw their way onto the field for Ohio State in the Buckeyes' 36-31 victory over two-win Nebraska.

WR Chris Olave (12 snaps) and TE Jeremy Ruckert (10) combined for 22 offensive snaps, but neither recorded a reception. However, Olave did make a solo tackle on special teams. 

On the defensive side, DE Tyreke Smith (9), DT Tommy Togiai (7) and DT Taron Vincent (6) combined for 23 plays. Togiai made the most of his limited action by recording 2 assisted tackles. Smith also made the stat sheet with an assist on a tackle.

Seven players helped out on special teams during the noon banger. Josh Proctor and Olave recorded solo tackles and Dallas Gant assisted on a stop for the specialty units. Teradja Mitchell, K'Vaughan Pope, L'Christian "Blue" Smith and Banks were the other freshmen to earn playing time on special teams. This was the first game action for Smith since he played against Tulane in the fourth week of the season.

In all, 22 freshmen have seen playing time this season, with 12 – Friday, Gant, Antwuan Jackson, Mitchell, Olave, Pope, Proctor, Ruckert, T. Smith, Master Teague, Togiai and Vincent – ineligible for redshirts as they've appeared in more than four games.

CLASS OF 2018 TRACKER
NAME POS DEBUT NEBRASKA STATS GP SEASON STATS
KAMRYN BABB WR        
MATTHEW BALDWIN QB        
SEVYN BANKS DB Nebraska ST snaps 1  
CAMERON BROWN DB Tulane   1 1 tackle
TYLER FRIDAY DE Oregon State   7 3 tackles, 1 sack, 1TFL
DALLAS GANT LB Oregon State 1 tackle, ST snaps 9 6 tackles
JAELEN GILL HB Rutgers   2 1 catch for 11 yards
MARCUS HOOKER DB Minnesota   2 1 tackle
JAVONTAE JEAN-BAPTISTE DE Oregon State   2  
TYREKE JOHNSON CB Penn State   3  
MATTHEW JONES OL Penn State   1  
TERADJA MITCHELL LB Oregon State ST snaps 7  
CHRIS OLAVE WR Oregon State 1 solo tackle, 12 snaps at WR, ST snaps 9 2 catches for 19 yards, 2 tackles
NICHOLAS PETIT-FRERE OL Oregon State   3  
K'VAUGHAN POPE LB Oregon State ST snaps 9  
JOSH PROCTOR S Oregon State 1 solo tackle, ST snaps 6 1 tackle
JEREMY RUCKERT TE Oregon State 10 snaps at TE 8 1 catch, 13 yards
L'CHRISTIAN "BLUE" SMITH WR Tulane ST snaps 2  
TYREKE SMITH DE Oregon State 1 tackle 9 snaps at DE 9 6 tackles
BRIAN SNEAD RB Oregon State   2 11 rushes, 37 yards, 1 TD
MASTER TEAGUE III RB Oregon State   5 17 rushes, 106 yards, 1 TD
TOMMY TOGIAI DT Oregon State 2 tackles, 7 snaps at DT 8 8 tackles
TARON VINCENT DT Oregon State 6 snaps at DT 6 2 tackles
ALEX WILLIAMS DE Oregon State   2  
MAX WRAY OL        
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