Several Ohio State freshmen saw action Saturday in the Buckeyes' 45-21 flogging of Florida Atlantic. However, only one player was able to etch his name on the stat sheet.
Marcus Crowley was called upon to carry the ball during Ohio State's last series of the game. Day dialed up Crowley's number on four of the final five plays of the contest. The talented back from Trinity Christian Academy (Fla.) rushed for 27 yards on four carries. Crowley had a long of eight yards and he also had the last play of the game as he powered for a gain of seven.
At the 7:25 mark of the first quarter, Garrett Wilson took the field for the first time in his Buckeye career. Although he didn't have a catch during his 29 offensive snaps, Wilson ran crisp routes and held his own when blocking. One "pass" was thrown his way, but Wilson was unable to secure the lateral and FAU recovered. On the positive side, Wilson saw plenty of valuable game action and it won't take long for him to make an impact on the stat sheet.
Other offensive players to participate Saturday afternoon were offensive lineman Harry Miller and wide receiver Jameson Williams. Both were on the field for the final five snaps of the game.
On the defensive side of the ball, defensive ends Zach Harrison and Noah Potter saw the field. Harrison had 24 snaps and Potter had eight, but neither was able to record a tackle. Linebacker Craig Young was on coverage for at least three of Ohio State's kickoffs.
Under the NCAA's redshirt rules, a player can appear in up to four games at any point throughout the season and still count it as his redshirt year. In the season opener, seven of Ohio State's 17 scholarship true freshmen had playing time.
|NAME||POS||DEBUT||FAU STATS||GP||SEASON STATS|
|MARCUS CROWLEY||RB||FAU||4 rushes, 27 yards||1||4 rushes, 27 yards|
|ZACH HARRISON||DE||FAU||24 snaps; No Stats||1|
|HARRY MILLER||OL||FAU||5 snaps; No Stats||1|
|NOAH POTTER||DE||FAU||8 snaps; No Stats||1|
|JAMESON WILLIAMS||WR||FAU||5 snaps; No Stats||1|
|GARRETT WILSON||WR||FAU||29 snaps; No Stats||1|
|CRAIG YOUNG||LB||FAU||ST snaps; No Stats||1|