Before Saturday’s 56-7 thrashing of No. 7 Michigan State, Ohio State honored 21 seniors and three redshirt juniors as part of the school’s Senior Day festivites.
The three redshirt juniors honored were Master Teague III, Nicholas Petit-Frere and Cameron Brown. While they have not yet exhausted their eligibility, their inclusion indicated they will likely move on from Ohio State following this season.
The 21 seniors include Sevyn Banks, Ryan Batsch, Chris Booker, Robert Cope, Aaron Cox, Haskell Garrett, Antwuan Jackson, Jack Jamieson, Cade Kacherski, Austin Kutscher, Jagger LaRoe, Demario McCall, Thayer Munford, Chris Olave, Corey Rau, Bradley Robinson, Mitch Rossi, Jeremy Ruckert, Tyreke Smith, Sam Wiglusz and Marcus Williamson. Multiple seniors made their presence known in the win over the Spartans.
Olave led all receivers with 140 yards and scored two touchdowns, passing David Boston to become Ohio State’s all-time leader in touchdown receptions.
Garrett had one of Ohio State’s two sacks on the afternoon, finishing with two tackles. Smith finished with a tackle for loss and a pass breakup, while Brown and Williamson each finished with a pass breakup.
On the offensive end, Ruckert had one catch for 28 yards, Wiglusz finished with two receptions for 14 yards, and Rossi had one reception for five yards. Cope, a walk-on for the Buckeyes, got the first two rushing attempts of his career, finishing with four rushing yards.
Teague finished as Ohio State’s leading rusher, with 95 yards on 21 carries, including a late-game touchdown, much to the delight of the home crowd who chanted for Teague to receive the ball near the goal line. Munford and Petit-Frere helped pave the way for Ohio State’s offense that went for 449 yards.