Last Saturday Ohio State played it’s annual Spring Game and the action did not disappoint. There were plenty of big plays and points on the day.
Over 61,000 fans showed up on a beautiful day to watch new faces make a name for themselves.
The Gray team would defeat the Scarlet team 35-17, but there were truly no losers on the day as everyone got a taste of football.
However, there were some players that stood out during the Spring Game and their efforts should be highlighted.
Master Teague, Running Back
There is no doubt that J.K. Dobbins is the lead running back in 2019. However, Master Teague appears to have the backup role secured after his solid performance in the Spring Game. Teague demonstrated his ability to run between the tackles and flourish as a downhill runner. He also demonstrated explosiveness on his 22-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Overall Teague’s two touchdowns on the day should give the coaching staff confidence in his abilities to carry the rock if Dobbins were to go down with an injury.
C.J. Saunders, Wide Receiver
It’s always an uphill battle for a walk-on to make an impact at blue-chip program like Ohio State but C.J. Saunders is one of those rare exceptions. The fan favorite wide receiver, who is now on scholarship, caught a touchdown pass in the Spring Game. He ran a beautiful mesh route on the play and is expected to see time in the wide receiver rotation. After a quiet 2018 campaign Saunders seems poised to have a larger role in 2019, even in a deep and talented wide receiver unit. This touchdown catch definitely helped him earn more playing time.
Jahsen Wint, Safety
Ohio State struggled last season in the secondary allowing big plays and forcing few turnovers. Currently Jordan Fuller and Brendon White are expected to start at both safety slots for Ohio State, but it is always important to have depth at the safety position. It appears Jahsen Wint could see the field more after his big performance in the Spring Game. Wint notched two interceptions on the day and looked like a true ball hawk the Ohio State secondary needs. It is safe to say Wint was easily the top player that stood out on defense during the Spring Game.