In lousy weather at Ohio Stadium, the Buckeyes opened the Urban Meyer Era with plenty of passing and offensive flashes as offensive coordinator Tom Herman’s scarlet team defeated defensive coordinator Luke Fickell’s gray team 20-14 in front of over 80,000 in attendance.
The two headliners were Scarlet’s Braxton Miller and Michael Thomas. Miller was 24-for-31 passing for 258 yards with 0 touchdowns and 1 interception. Thomas, a 6’2″ freshman receiver out of Los Angeles, caught 12 passes for 131 yards and turned a lot of heads in a receiving group in need of strong performances. For the Gray squad, quarterback Kenny Guiton was 17-for-26 for 191 yards with 2 touchdowns (1 rushing) and 1 interception. Sophomore receiver Corey “Philly” Brown added 7 catches for 90 yards for Gray. Scarlet got a pair of rushing touchdowns from running backs Carlos Hyde and Rod Smith.
For a full list of stats from the game, OhioStateBuckeyes.com has you covered. Patrick will have more on the OSU Spring Game in the coming days.