People tend to best remember what happened most recently.
After all, that is what just happened.
On Saturday, Ohio State’s 2018 spring game took place and the quarterback controversy will remain a topic of conversation for Buckeyes fans until probably the start of the season. And, honestly, maybe even a few games into the season.
During the spring game, however, all three quarterbacks — redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins, redshirt junior Joe Burrow and redshirt freshman Tate Martell — got time on the field. Here are their stats:
- Dwayne Haskins — 9 of 19 for 120 yards, 2 TD and 0 INT; 3 carries, -2 yards.
- Joe Burrow — 15 of 22 for 238 yards, 2 TD and 0 INT; 3 carries, 8 yards.
- Tate Martell — 5 of 16 for 28 yards, 0 TD and 1 INT; 11 carries, 69 yards.
The stats seem obvious: Burrow had the best day. Martell gives the Buckeyes more of a running threat, but if completion percentage translated perfectly from the spring game to the regular season — of course, that’s a stretch — is Martell’s 31 percent going to be good enough?
Roughly 12 hours after the spring game began — at 11:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 14, Cleveland.com had a poll out regarding the Buckeyes QB situation.
Who will be the starting signal caller in the fall?
The fans voted:
Burrow — as of 11:15 p.m. ET — received 50.6 percent of the vote, while Haskins garnered 43.14 percent and Martell got 6.26 percent.
The 2018 regular season is months away. A lot can change from April 14 to Sept. 1, when Ohio State hosts Oregon State.
But the fans saw who looked best in the spring game. And that was Burrow.