Spring Game Central: Scoring Format, Storylines, Sights and Sounds From Ohio State’s 2024 Spring Game

By Chase Brown on April 13, 2024 at 7:00 am
Matt Guerrieri

Welcome to the Eleven Warriors Spring Game Central.

In our one-stop shop for coverage of Ohio State’s 2024 spring game, we’ve included the recap for the Buckeyes' scrimmage, as well as sights and sounds from around the Horseshoe and other news items that occurred on Saturday.

Ohio State’s spring game started at noon. FOX televised the scrimmage with Jason Benetti, Urban Meyer and Brady Quinn on the call and Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft on the sidelines. At the same time, Paul Keels and Jim Lachey called the game on 97.1 The Fan.


Following Team Scarlet's 34-33 win over Team Gray, Ryan Day, Jim Knowles, Chip Kelly, Donovan Jackson and Denzel Burke addressed the media at Ohio Stadium. Soon after, Dan Hope and Andy Anders recorded a Press Coverage that broke down the top storylines coming out of the spring game.

Ryan Day

Jim Knowles

Chip Kelly

Donovan Jackson

Denzel Burke

Press Coverage

Day, Knowles, Kelly Talk Spring GameO-Line

Ryan Day says Ohio State's offensive line isn't "there right now" and Jim Knowles enjoyed what he saw from the depth of the Buckeyes' cornerback rotation.

Four Touchdowns, Four Picks in Spring Game O-Line

Ohio State’s spring game included four touchdowns, four interceptions and a spectacular catch by Emeka Egbuka.

Sights and Sounds

A Spring Game Commitment (Part Two): Cody Haddad is a Buckeye O-Line

Cody Haddad becomes Ohio State's second spring game commitment, joining four-star tight end Noah Roberts. A Cleveland, Ohio, native, Haddad is Matt Guerrieri's second safety commitment in the 2025 class.

Buckeye Nation Reacts to Ohio State’s Latest Commitment O-Line

Ohio State coaches and players celebrated the commitment of 2025 four-star tight end Nate Roberts, which came just hours before the Buckeyes annual spring game. 

A Spring Game Commitment: Nate Roberts is a BuckeyeO-Line

Ohio State has long made four-star Oklahoma prospect Nate Roberts its top priority at tight end in the 2025 class. On Saturday, the Buckeyes emerged as the victor in that recruitment as Roberts verbally committed to Ohio State.

Scoring Format

The 2024 spring game will not feature the traditional structure of a regular season or postseason contest. Instead, Ohio State's offense will wear scarlet and Ohio State's defense will wear white as the two sides of the ball face off with a modified scoring format.

The offense will score as normal – touchdowns, extra points, and field goals. However, the defense can score points in several ways:

  •  Touchdown: 6 points (extra point goes to the defense, as well)
  •  Takeaway: 3 points
  •  Three and out: 3 points
  •  Sack: 2 points
  •  Forced Punt: 1 point

Status Report

Here are the Buckeyes set to miss the scrimmage on Saturday, according to an Ohio State football spokesperson:

  •  RB Dallan Hayden
  •  WR Brandon Inniss
  •  WR Reis Stocksdale
  •  OL Miles Walker
  •  LB Payton Pierce
  •  LB Kourt Williams
  •  CB Bryce West
  •  CB Lorenzo Styles Jr.
  •  S Malik Hartford
  •  S Ja'Had Carter
  •  S Lathan Ransom

Smith Shines in Ohio State’s Penultimate Spring PracticeO-Line

Jeremiah Smith stood out again while the battles at right guard, center and quarterback continue in Ohio State’s penultimate practice of the spring.

Over 45 Spring Game Visitors ExpectedO-Line

Ohio State is gearing up for a massive recruiting weekend with over 45 visitors expected for the spring game on Saturday.

Sayin “In the Mix” as QB Battle ContinuesO-Line

Julian Sayin has thrust himself into the competition to be Ohio State’s starting quarterback entering the spring game, impressing Ryan Day with his “unbelievable” approach.

Day Keeping Portal Open for Offensive LineO-Line

Ryan Day says Ohio State will “look at everything” regarding options to round out its offensive line, leaving the door open for a spring transfer portal addition.

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