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Fourth-Quarter Sack Earns True Freshman Tyleik Williams Increased Role At Defensive Tackle

When the dust settled on the most important down during Saturday’s Tulsa game, a true freshman with just three snaps under his belt prior to kickoff came up with what might have been the biggest play of the night.

Tyleik Williams may not have started, but he was on the field halfway through the fourth quarter, when Tulsa needed to convert a crucial 3rd-and-7 in plus territory to have a chance at tying up a 27-20 ballgame with the Buckeyes. Hoping to stall the Golden Hurricane drive, Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson dialed up a stunt that sent his two defensive ends inside with Williams and Ty Hamilton setting the edge of the pocket.