Ohio State Champions, Players of Game Named Following Win Over Rutgers

Binjimen Victor Ohio State Buckeyes Receiver

Quarterback Justin Fields and wide receiver Binjimen Victor were named Ohio State’s Offensive Players of the Game following the Buckeyes’ 56-21 win over Rutgers on Saturday, while cornerback Shaun Wade was named the Defensive Player of the Game and linebacker Dallas Gant was named the Special Teams Player of the Game.

Fields set a career-high with 305 yards passing and tied his career-high with four touchdown passes — which he has now done four times this season.

Victor was on the receiving end of two of those touchdown passes, totaling five receptions overall for 68 yards.

Wade, meanwhile, forced a pair of turnovers in Rutgers’ first four plays from scrimmage. He first had a tremendous tip and interception, followed by a forced fumble recovered by the Buckeyes.

Gant finished with one tackle on kickoff return and was part of a unit that limited Rutgers to just 15.2 yards per return.

Defensively for the Buckeyes, nose tackle DaVon Hamilton was named a Champion for the 10th time in 10 games this season. He notched his fourth sack of the season — which is also his fourth in the last three games.

Defensive ends Tyler Friday and Zach Harrison were named Champions, as were linebackers Tuf Borland and Malik Harrison, and cornerback Jeff Okudah.

On the offensive side of the ball, receiver Chris Olave and left guard Jonah Jackson were each named Champions for the ninth time this season.

Olave had a career-high 139 yards receiving on four receptions. He leads the team in receiving yardage this season (593) and is tied for the Big Ten lead with nine touchdown catches.

Jackson, meanwhile, earned his Champions nod playing against his old Rutgers team and in front of many familiar faces.

Joining Olave and Jackson as Champions on offense were running backs JK Dobbins and Master Teague, tight ends Luke Farrell, Jeremy Ruckert, and Rashod Berry, receiver KJ Hill, and offensive linemen Thayer Munford, Wyatt Davis, Branden Bowen, Gavin Cupp, and Nicholas Petit-Frere.

The Scout Team Players of the Week were walk-on quarterback Jagger LaRoe, walk-on offensive lineman Brandon Pahl, walk-on safety Owen Fankhauser, and redshirt freshman defensive end Alex Williams.

2 Responses

  1. I wonder why the o-line were champions when they couldn’t punch it in with a first and goal? Against Rutgers?

  2. I always wonder why Wade is given credit for the fumble. Okuda drove his face mask into the ball and dislodged it after Wade made contact.

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