Six of the eight freshmen that made the travel roster saw the field as Ohio State hosed the Hoosiers, 51-10 on Saturday. Three of the newest Buckeyes were able to put their names on the stat sheet in Bloomington.
Last week it was predicted that Olentangy Orange's Zach Harrison would be included in the stat sheet against Indiana. The defensive end came through with two tackles and a sack. With 9:11 remaining in the game, Harrison came off the left edge and dropped Indiana's backup quarterback for a six-yard loss.
Garrett Wilson led all of the true freshmen with 30 snaps and was able to grab two passes for 8 yards. The Lake Travis HS (TX) graduate entered the game with 10:24 remaining in the first quarter and Ohio State's offense scored on five of the six drives in which Wilson saw the field. The only receivers to have more playing time than No. 5 were: K.J. Hill (38), Austin Mack (32) and Binjimen Victor (30).
Running back Marcus Crowley carried the ball for the third consecutive game. He entered the game during Ohio State's last offensive series and had two rushes for six yards.
Other freshmen to receive snaps on Saturday were Jameson Williams, offensive lineman Harry Miller and linebacker Craig Young. In the first two games, Young played exclusively on special teams. Against Indiana, he was able to take three snaps at linebacker. Williams and Young also saw action on the kickoff coverage unit.
With Miami (Ohio) coming to Columbus in six days, more freshmen should find their names in this piece next week.
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. Through the third game of the 2019 season, 10 of Ohio State's 17 scholarship true freshmen have seen the field. Six of the 17 are a game away from playing in their fourth game.
|NAME||POS||DEBUT||IU STATS||GP||SEASON STATS|
|MARCUS CROWLEY||RB||FAU||2 rushes, 6 yards||3||7 rushes, 35 yards|
|ZACH HARRISON||DE||FAU||2 tackles, 1 sack||3||2 tackles, 1 sack|
|HARRY MILLER||OL||FAU||12 snaps, No Stats||3|
|JAMESON WILLIAMS||WR||FAU||6 snaps, No Stats||3|
|GARRETT WILSON||WR||FAU||2 catches, 8 yards||3||3 catches, 17 yards, TD|
|CRAIG YOUNG||LB||FAU||3 snaps; No Stats||3|