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Take It To The Banks: Special Teams Dooms Michigan… Again

The Buckeyes were clinging to a narrow lead in the third quarter of a game against Michigan that they weren’t supposed to win. They had kicked a field goal just before halftime to extend a small lead, but were still up by just one score.  The OSU defense got a big stop, and Michigan lined up to punt it away from just inside its own 40. That’s when a true freshman made a play on special teams that swung momentum and doomed the favored Wolverines to a devastating loss in Columbus.

Larry Johnson Ohio State Defensive Line Buckeyes

Three Buckeye Freshmen Lose Black Stripes

Three more Ohio State football freshmen lost their black stripes just in time for the season opener. Monday night, the OSU program announced that cornerback Sevyn Banks and defensive ends Tyler Friday and Javontae Jean-Baptiste were now all full-fledged members of the team. Banks was a four-star recruit out of Florida who enrolled back in January and who went through spring practice with the Buckeyes…