All three quarterbacks throw touchdown passes, Evan Pryor runs after touchdown in Ohio State’s Spring Game

Ohio State quarterbacks CJ Stroud, Kyle McCord and Devin Brown all threw touchdown passes, while Miyan Williams and Evan Pryor each topped 100 total yards as the Scarlet offense topped the Gray defense, 34-26, in the Buckeyes’ spring game in 2022.

After hitting 15 times for 347 yards and three touchdowns in the Rose Bowl, Stroud and Jaxon Smith-Njigba continued, escaping the initial possession of the spring game as they combined for a 29-yard touchdown to give the first points on the board for Scarlet.

McCord took the field for the second series of the game and started things off with a touchdown pass that connects tight-end Joe Royer in the end zone for a 24-yard score.

Stroud, who started the game wearing a Dwayne Haskins nameplate on his jersey in memory of the late former Ohio State quarterback, returned to the game for the third series, with the defense putting its first points on the board during the spring’s modified scoring. system by forcing a punt.

Brown made his debut in the fourth series of the game, delivering a 23-yard finish to Xavier Johnson on his first passing try of the day, which would also be the last game of the first quarter. The defense ended the series with another stop when a fourth-down pass from Brown intended for Sam Wiglusz was broken up by Andre Turrentine.

Pryor scored the game’s third touchdown on today’s fifth series as he turned on the jets for a 22-yard rushing score.

Williams followed it up on the very next offensive game with a 36-yard run, but the offense ended up settling for a 42-yard field goal attempt, which Jake Seibert – who handled placekicking duties in place of Noah Ruggles on Saturday – converted through the posts.

The defense held the offensive without points on each of its last three possessions in the first half. Second-year cornerback Jordan Hancock helped force a punt by breaking a pass and then making a 4-yard tackle for loss to Williams at the next game, after which Jack Sawyer recorded a sack. Kye Stokes, the first true newcomer to lose his black streak in the spring, also made a couple of passes in the final two series of the first half.

The entire Ohio State football team remained on the field to watch a video in which they paid tribute to the Haskins at the start of the break, after which team captain Kamryn Babb led the Buckeyes in a team prayer before returning to the locker room.

Brown threw his first touchdown pass at Ohio Stadium on the Buckeyes’ second possession of the third quarter as he delivered a perfect pass to Reis Stocksdale, who went toward the left boundary of the end zone for a 19-yard scoring.

Sophomore walk-on Garrison Smith scored 34-14 with 2:19 to play in the third quarter as he made a 37-yard field goal in his first ever kick at Ohio Stadium. True first-year walk-on Jayden Fielding missed a 38-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter to the right.

Today’s lone wicket came with only 3:27 left when walk-on cornerback Cameron Kittle tipped a brown deep ball intended for Caleb Burton into the air and caught the deflection for a pick.

Stroud ended the spring game with 14 finishes on 22 passing attempts on 120 yards and a touchdown. Williams ran in 101 yards on 15 carries, while Pryor had nine carries on 62 yards and four catches on 44 yards. Johnson was the leading receiver with 50 yards on three catchers. Tommy Eichenberg led all defenders with 10 tackles.

Ohio State has now completed its training season for the spring and will return to the training ground for preseason camp in early August. The Buckeyes return to Ohio Stadium for their season opener against Notre Dame on September 3rd.

Game notes

  • This year’s spring match was played as an offensive vs. defensive battle where the attack represented the Scarlet team and the defense acted as the gray team. The first quarter was 15 minutes long, while the second, third, and fourth quarters were 12 minutes long. The defense received three points for each stop it forced and also received points for takeaways and sacks (although the scoring system did not appear to be religiously followed).

  • The starting offensive line for the Scarlet team consisted of CJ Stroud, TreVeyon Henderson, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Marvin Harrison Jr., Emeka Egbuka, Cade Stover, Paris Johnson Jr., Donovan Jackson, Luke Wypler, Matt Jones and Dawand Jones.

  • The starting lineup for the Gray team consisted of Zach Harrison, Javontae Jean-Baptiste, Taron Vincent, Jerron Cage, Tommy Eichenberg, Steele Chambers, Denzel Burke, Cameron Brown, Tanner McCalister, Ronnie Hickman and Josh Proctor.

  • Kamryn Babb, Ryan Batsch, Ben Christman, Corban Cleveland, Marcus Crowley, Jantzen Dunn, Tyler Friday, Josh Fryar, Palaie Gaoteote, Zak Herbstreit, Cade Kacherski, Trey Leroux, Zen Michalski, Elias Myers, Lathan Ransom and Mitch Rossi were all unavailable. for the spring match. Julian Fleming and Kourt Williams also did not play, though neither was listed as inaccessible.

  • Mitchell Melton went back to the locker room after suffering an injury in the second quarter.

  • Former Ohio State players present at Saturday’s game included Justin Fields, Cam Heyward, Kirk Herbstreit, Orlando Pace, Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, Tyvis Powell, Corey Linsley, Wyatt Davis, Nicholas Petit-Frere. , Thayer Munford and Michael Jordan. . Harry Miller, who medically retired from the Ohio State football team last month, was also present for the spring game.

  • A host of Ohio State recruits were also in attendance for Saturday’s spring game, including five-star quarterback Dylan Raiola.

  • The attendance at Saturday’s spring match was 60,007.

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