The Ohio State Buckeyes played their spring game in front of 44,276 fans this past weekend. The game was played in honor of Jesse Owens. The Buckeyes suited up with camo helmets and Jesse Owens custom logo on their helmet to recognize his achievements.
Jesse Owens 75 years ago this summer won four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics. This at the time was the most medals and individual had ever received. Owens goal was to prove that individual excellence and dedication was what distinguished you from others not race or national origin.
The final score of the game was 59-27 offense beating the defense. The offense would receive points in a typical fashion. Another way the offense could earn points is for each first-and-ten and any play over 20 yards. Defense on the other hand would receive points by blocking punts, forcing turnovers, fumble recoveries, and interceptions.
There were four quarterbacks that had the opportunity to shine. Senior Joe Bauserman was named the started and threw for four completions and attempted 11 passes. The senior threw for 42 total yards. The four quarterbacks combined threw for 249 yards. The team had a steady and balanced rushing game. The team rushed for 120 yards on the ground. The defense also played strong but unfortunately could not take home the gold. Linebackers Andrew Sweat and Jordan Whiting were the catalyst for the defense Sweat having ten tackles and Whiting having seven.
Overall Ohio State seems to have a lot of potential for the upcoming season. Although the football team as a program is going through some troubles, the buckeyes still seem to be giving it their best. The buckeyes played a great game for the great fans of Ohio State. The Buckeyes also played for the great Olympic Champion Jesse Owens who deserves to be recognized as a legend.