The Ohio State Scarlet football team defeated the Ohio State Gray defense in the 2022 LiFEsports Spring Game presented by Union Home Mortgage. Six thousand seven hundred spectators watched the game. Third-year sophomore quarterback C.J. Stroud threw for 120 yards on 14-of-22 passing attempts and completed a 29-yard catch-and-run. The Scarlet defense did not allow the Gray offense to score. The game’s main draw was Stroud’s performance, which was a standout in the first half.
Maryland’s offense proved it can be explosive in a short period of time
In the spring game, Maryland’s offense showed how it can be explosive in a short period, with freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa completing a 22-yard pass to Florida transfer Ryan Copeland. Tagovailoa also found his running touch as he took a handoff from Copeland and rushed for 43 yards. Hemby broke a tackle on his way to the end zone and was scored on with a run.
After stopping the red team, Tagovailoa and the other starters connected with sophomore wide receiver Tai Felton and tight end Corey Dyches for touchdowns. It was a dynamic offensive display in just a few series. The offense proved that it can be explosive in a short period of time and will need to improve on its overall health to be successful.
The red team also featured Jacob Copeland, a transfer from Florida who had five catches for 70 yards. The transfer wideout should become a key piece of the Maryland offense in the fall. The red team played behind a veteran wideout in the spring game. However, Copeland showed his potential as a wideout despite the absence of Jarrett, Demus, and Jones. The red team’s suffocation issues forced Maryland to suspend Copeland for three games, but after the incident, he was reinstated and continued to play.
The Terrapins improved to 7-1 with the win. They were without Dumas-Johnson in the spring game in 2022 due to a pandemic, but they showed their explosiveness in a short period of time. The offense showed how effective the Maryland offense can be in a short period of time. This is a big boost for Maryland’s season outlook.
While the Maryland offense showed a stout offensive line during the spring game 2022, the tight end Okonkwo hasn’t been able to get the job done. The true freshman had a fairly typical rookie year. He logged six receptions and three carries for 72 yards, earning honorable mention honors in the Big Ten. He was also invited to the East-West Shrine Game. While his height isn’t ideal for every team, Okonkwo has athleticism, run-after-catch ability, and versatility.
Penn State’s passing offense is among the nation’s best
After a successful Blue-White game, Penn State’s passing offense has more to prove for its spring game in 2022. The offense was ranked 53rd in the updated SP+ rankings. The team projects to score 30.3 points per game, while allowing 14.0. Penn State’s defense will need to improve but is among the best in the nation in 2019.
Despite losing three starters to the NFL, Michigan’s offense is still one of the nation’s tops in passing. Both the offensive and defensive lines return, and the secondary has room to improve. The backfield should be strong, as the Tigers return two of their top four wide receivers. Penn State’s offense could be one of the nation’s best in 2022 if its young quarterback can develop into a reliable passer.
For a spring game in 2022, Penn State’s passing offense should be among the nation’s top 10 if it’s healthy. Penn State’s passing offense has been rated among the nation’s top 10 since the 2015 season, and that’s not surprising considering the influx of young receivers on the market. While these players haven’t played any game action since the spring of 2020, Franklin is confident in their abilities. Isaac has also had a good spring, even though he hasn’t seen many drills or reps.
Despite losing two starting quarterbacks, the offensive line is strength under Bill Bedenbaugh. Just one starter is gone from the defensive line, and three other starters return from the secondary. Two starters on the defensive line are back, including defensive tackle PJ Mustipher and linebacker Adisa Isaac. Also, one starter is lost in the secondary, as Patrick Fields is departing for the NFL.
After losing quarterback J.J. McCarthy, Edwards’ passing game should improve, as the Wolverines have added more help throughout the offense. And the upgraded coaching staff should help the offense in ’22. If this is the case, the quarterback is ready to lead the offense. But the offense must improve at all other levels before the spring game. It is possible that a better defense will make a difference, but the two ranked offenses may have to rely on one another.
Ohio State’s quarterback situation
The quarterback position at Ohio State is one of the biggest question marks on the roster. There are a number of candidates, including true freshman Jaxon Smith-Njigba and sophomore TreVeyon Henderson. At wide receiver, the team has Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Garrett Wilson, and Chris Olave. In addition to Stroud, there is a number of question marks surrounding the running back position, as well. But with a strong recruiting class, Ohio State could have two options and a great spring game.
The defense is in a precarious situation as well. The Buckeyes haven’t drafted a true quarterback this year, and they haven’t had a spring game since 2012. They have a number of experienced and talented linemen, but their depth is a concern. One veteran will be back, but the rest will be inexperienced. Luckily for Ohio State fans, both Davis and Johnson are experienced and can handle the pressure.
If Fleming doesn’t make the spring game, a redshirt senior could replace him. Kamryn Babb is also a viable option, and both are capable of playing the QB position. But if neither is ready to start in the spring game, Fleming should start. He’s a highly regarded recruit out of high school and has battled nagging injuries. But the quarterback position is not a lock at this point.
The backup quarterback situation for the spring game is a little less clear. Sullivan and Hilinski will compete for the starting job, but it’s unlikely that a quarterback will start the spring game without a fight. The offensive line is another major question mark, with center Nick Samac and tackle Spencer Brown the only projected starters. The competition for the quarterback spot will continue throughout spring practice, but the linebacker room will be an important area of concern.
The quarterback position at Ohio State for spring game 2022 remains unclear. In addition to the two starting quarterbacks, there are a number of other quarterbacks in the running back position. This year’s spring game is the first step toward CFP. If Day’s defense is healthy, fans can expect another superb offensive year. Watch for the next breakout star. So far, the quarterback situation for the spring game at Ohio State has been the biggest question mark for the season.
Tailgating at the 2022 spring game
The USC spring game is a big deal for fans of the Illini. It is a free game, broadcast live on ESPN, and the teams are preparing for the season ahead. There is also a robust fan fest for fans, which will include giveaways, surplus sales of official USC football team gear, and even the chance to take the field for a photo. Fans of all ages are welcome to attend.
Parking is limited at the DRV PNK Stadium, so plan ahead and download the free Waze GPS app. This tool is also recommended over other GPS tools. You can also follow the suggested route from the south side of the stadium, including Commercial Blvd. and NW 15th Avenue. The stadium will open at 3 p.m., so it is best to get there early. Once inside, tailgating can begin as early as 6 p.m. Tailgating is free and open until the game begins, so plan accordingly.
A new policy on tailgating will be implemented for the fall 2022 season at Spartan Stadium. The updated times will be in effect beginning Sept. 17 against Hampton, and the tailgating lots will open at 11 a.m. for night games. Previously, the tailgating lots opened at 1 p.m. The university will enforce these rules. Those who are dietary or medically need to bring certain items are exempt from the rules.
Those who want to attend the game will have the option to join the Wolves Club. Members get early access to tickets and exclusive member benefits, including tailgating spots. Fans can also enjoy special events and activities that are exclusive to Wolves Club members. But tailgating at the 2022 spring game is not limited to Wolves Club members! You don’t need to be a Wolves Club member to enjoy the tailgating festivities.
Texas Tech is hosting several tailgates west of Jones AT&T Stadium. The tailgates will be located in green areas outside Gate 1 and will feature inflatable games, food trucks, and live music. Those who are driving to the game can park in the commuter parking lots west of Jones AT&T Stadium, but parking at the stadium on game day is limited. There are parking attendants on duty at the gameday lots, and parking permits are required.