Navy takes the field through a sea of Mids
OSU then takes the field
The Navy and OSU squads met in the middle of the field to repeat the "sportsmanship handshake" as they did in Columbus in 2009. Reminding both squads of the friendly competition upon which they were about to embark.
Austin Grebe (Navy #43) kicks off to start the game.
Buckeye's #16 (J.T. Barrett) rushes for 7 yards on 4th and 3 in the first series but is stopped by Navy's Chris Johnson (#46) and Aaron Davis (#91), forcing a punt.
Noah Copeland (Navy #34) rushes for 2 yards from the Navy 1 to give the mids some breathing room in their first play of the game.
Navy's DeBrandon Sanders (#21) sneaks through the line for 11 yards to give Navy their second first down on the series before being stopped by OSU's #23 and #16 (Tyvis Powell and Cam Burrows).
Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) rushes for a loss of 3 yards to the Navy20 in the ensuing play. Reynolds is stopped behind the line of scrimmage by Buckeye's #63 (Michael Bennett).
Navy's Pablo Beltran (#11) punt goes 35 yards to the OSU43, out of bounds, ending Navy's first series of the game.
Will Anthony (Navy #90) stops OSU #17 (Jalin Marshall) at the Navy40 for only a 5 yard gain. 12
Navy's Daniel Gonzales (#58) stops OSU #17 (Jalin Marshall) in the following play but not before Marshall rushes for 6 and the first down. Navy's Quincy Adams (#5) stands ready to help if needed.
Paul Quessenberry (Navy #45) hunts down OSU #16 QB (J.T. Barrett) and sacks Barrett for a loss of 9 yards to the Navy43.
OSU #16 (J.T. Barrett) pass is complete to OSU #3 (Michael Thomas) but Navy's Chris Johnson tackles him to stop progress at 8 yards, on the Navy35.
Buckeye #99 (Sean Nuernberger) draws first blood with a field goal attempt that is good from 46. Clock: 04:26
Senior Ryan Williams-Jenkins (Navy #24) rushes for 11 yards (and another Navy 1st down at the Navy36) before being eventually brought down by Buckeyes #23 (Tyvis Powell, seen in the back/left of this photo).
Navy's DeBrandon Sanders (#21) rushes for 2 yards to the OSU38 after the handoff from Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19).
Even with the QB hurry by Buckeyes #17 (Rashad Frazier), Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) is able to control the pass and connect with Brandon Colon (Navy #87) for a 17 yard gain and a 1st down at the OSU26.
Navy's DeBrandon Sanders (#21) stretches across the edge of the goal line in this 1 yard rush for the first touchdown of the game. Clock: 14:04
Nick Sloan (Navy #6) kicks the extra point through the uprights - Score is now Navy 7, Ohio State 3.
Buckeye #2 (Dontre Wilson)'s kickoff return is stopped at the OSU35 by Quincy Adams (Navy #5).
Buckeye pass complete to #4 (Curtis Samuel) but his run is cut down to 4 yards by sophomore William Tuider (Navy #38) at the OSU42.
OSU #95 (Cameron Johnston) punts from his own 42, resulting in a Navy touchback early in the second quarter.
Senior Captain, Noah Copeland (Navy #34) rushes for 5 yards to the Navy 25 before being stopped by Buckeyes #43 (Darron Lee).
Senior Pablo Beltran (Navy #11) gets off a 50 yard punt to complete the Navy drive.
Score at 10:34 in the 2nd quarter
OSU pass to #17 (Jalin Marshall) complete for 9 yards before being stopped by Navy's Chris Johnson (#46) and Parrish Gaines (Co-captain, #2).
OSU #16 (J.T. Barrett) pass intercepted by Navy's co-captain, Parrish Gaines (#2), at the Navy3.
Pablo Beltran (Navy #11) punts for 42 yards to the OSU48 as the second quarter counts down to almost 6 minutes left.
After 7 plays, OSU #96 (Sean Nuernberger) has a good field goal attempt from the 28, Clock: 02:04 Score: Navy 7, OSU 6
Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) rushes for 9 yards but can't shake off OSU #11 (Vonn Bell).
Navy's Chris Swain (#37) rushes for 13 yards before being pushed out of bounds by Buckeyes #37 (Joshua Perry).
Midshipmen don't disappoint when it comes to enthusiasm, no matter where the game may be played.
DeBrandon Sanders (Navy #21) rushes around Buckeyes #35 (Chris Worley) before being brought down on the OSU31 by Buckeyes #37 (Joshua Perry) and #88 (Steve Miller).
Navy's Nick Sloan (#6) sends his field goal attempt wide right, so OSU takes over on downs with the clock 00:05 in the first half.