Jones completed 19 of 42 passes for 304 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, leading the Gray team to a 17-14 victory over the Scarlet team.
“That wasn’t a Cardale day,” Meyer said. “He played behind a makeshift offensive line. I can give you a bunch of excuses, but he’s got to be much sharper than that. He had a very good spring, though. You didn’t necessarily see that today.”
Position battle: Meyer lifted the curtain a bit on how he will approach the quarterback competition in the preseason. He said earlier in the week he wanted to name a starter by the middle of camp. In the first few weeks of camp, he wants to have a system in place to chart everything the three quarterbacks do.
“We’ve kind of done it, but not to the degree we’re going to do it this year,” Meyer said.
Meyer doesn’t want to make a decision based on a gut feeling.
“It’s got to be statistical analysis and data,” Meyer said. “backing up who is going to play quarterback.”
Looking ahead: The Buckeyes open the 2015 season on Monday, Sept. 7, at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. They play their home opener five days later against Hawaii. Ohio State has not announced game times for any of its games.