Ohio State football’s spring game ended with a 31-14 win for the Gray team over Scarlet.
Below find score updates and analysis from the 2018 Ohio State spring game..
Ohio State 2018 spring game score, live updates
Gray 37, Scarlet 14 (Final): That’s a wrap.
Gray 31, Scarlet 14 (Q4, 8:32): We have a Demario McCall sighting! The explosive receiver catches a deep ball from Joe Burrow, likely wrapping up the result in favor of the Gray team.
Gray 24, Scarlet 14 (Q3, 4:30): Another breakout candidate gets on the board, as Binjimen Victor reels in a touchdown pass from Dwayne Haskins. If Haskins wins the job, that could be a big combination this fall.
Gray 17, Scarlet 14 (Halftime): The points keep coming for the Buckeyes as the offense gets settled in. The second half will be a running clock, so the game will wrap up quickly.
Scarlet 14, Gray 10 (Q2, 2:53): Dwayne Haskins is on the board, as he just fired a beautiful pass to Jaylen Harris for a 21-yard touchdown strike. Harris’ name has come up a number of times as a rising star to watch among the young Buckeyes.
Gray 10, Scarlet 7 (Q2, 5:26): Hello, Mike Weber. His first carry of the game goes 66 yards down to the 2-yard line. Tate Martell switched teams and ran in the score.
Scarlet 7, Gray 3 (Q2, 5:26): Joe Burrow and Master Teague combined for an 11-play touchdown drive for the Scarlet team. Finally, some offense!
Gray 3, Scarlet 0 (Q1, 0:00): Tate Martell’s elusiveness is really hurt by this format. He could have scored on at least a couple of plays by now if not for the two-hand touch policy.
Gray 0, Scarlet 0 (Q1, 6:11): Ohio State is once again going with no tackling with the starters in, which is making things easy for the defense. All three quarterbacks have gotten a shot thus far, and nobody has been able to string together a series of first downs.
Analysis will begin when the spring game kicks off.
Ohio State 2018 spring game time
Ohio State’s 2018 spring game will begin at 11:45 a.m. ET.
Ohio State 2018 spring game TV channel
Ohio State’s 2018 spring game will be televised on Big Ten Network.
How to watch Ohio State’s 2018 spring game online
Ohio State’s 2018 spring game will stream online at BTN2Go.
Ohio State 2018 spring game roster
Ohio State’s 2018 spring game rosters can be viewed here.
Ohio State spring game 2018 preview
April 7 marks the first day that all eyes will be able to evaluate what Illinois’ football team looks like heading into the 2018 season. The spring game helps coaches and players get some time out on the field in a live game situation to prepare for the season ahead.
Above all else, the most important thing to watch on Saturday is whether the game will be played at all. Ohio State announced Friday it was moving up kickoff time two hours, but it’s possible that it could still be delayed or rained out. The good news for Ohio State fans is that while bags are not allowed in Ohio Stadium, umbrellas and ponchos are.
Heading into the spring game, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said none of the quarterbacks battling to replace J.T. Barrett has gained true separation. Dwayne Haskins, Joe Burrow and Tate Martell will each enter the spring game with a chance to take control of the competition.
“All three are close,” Meyer said. “There are times you wish they would separate. … Some decisions are going to have to be made. But right now I can’t name a No. 1. I can’t even name a No. 3.”
Meyer is confident that by the time September rolls around any one of the three would be able to start if needed. But more time is needed for that to be the case.
“You have to go through summer training and training camp and all that,” Meyer said. “But with the proper development, yes.”
For now, though, the spring game offers a chance for a quarterback to take control of the battle and try to hold on to a lead.
Offensive line combinations
There’s not always a lot to gain from offensive line play in scrimmages, where depth concerns force coaches to put players out of position or in ineffective combinations. But Ohio State has players who can play either center or guard and players who can play either guard or tackle, making for a lot of possibilities.
“I think that’s the really cool thing we have going right now,” said center Brady Taylor. “Everyone is so competitive and everyone can play a lot of positions. It makes everyone step up their game every day because they know that there are spots on the table to be had.
“[The coaches] can plug and chug everywhere, and in the end I think it’s going to be the best five that play. It makes it really competitive and fun.”
With guards Michael Jordan and Branden Bowen out because of injury and left tackle Isaiah Prince not expected to play much because of his veteran status, there should be ample opportunities for young players to try to make their mark.