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Ohio State Names Players of the Game, 28 Champions In Win Over Maryland

Binjimen Victor, Brian Hartline, KJ Hill Ohio State Buckeyes

Redshirt junior linebacker Tuf Borland and fifth-year nose tackle Davon Hamilton were named Ohio State’s Defensive Players of the Game for their performances in the Buckeyes’ 73-14 win over Maryland on Saturday. Redshirt-sophomore center Josh Myers and fifth-year senior receiver KJ Hill earned the nod for the Buckeye offense.

The awards were released by Ohio State on Monday and also included 28 Champions, as well as the entire kick coverage unit as the Special Teams Player of the Game.

Borland led the team with five tackles, including a sack. Hamilton, who has now graded out a Champion every week this season, notched a pair of sacks for the Buckeyes.

Myers, meanwhile, was part of an offensive line that helped smooth the way for 383 yards rushing. Hill caught four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown.

Joining those two as Champions on offense were quarterbacks Justin Fields and Chris Chugunov, running backs JK Dobbins and Master Teague, tight end Luke Farrell, receivers Garrett Wilson, Binjimen Victor, and Chris Olave, and offensive linemen Branden Bowen, Wyatt Davis, Jonah Jackson, Thayer Munford, Nicholas Petit-Frere, and Gavin Cupp.

Wilson led the Buckeyes with 82 yards receiving, while Olave led the team with five catches. Both players caught touchdowns.

Teague led the team with a career-high 111 yards rushing on a career-high 18 carries. Dobbins only played two quarters, but ran the ball 12 times for 90 yards, scoring twice.

Defensively, joining Hamilton and Borland as Champions, were defensive ends Tyreke Smith, Tyler Friday, and Zach Harrison, linebackers K’Vaughan Pope, Pete Werner, and Malik Harrison, cornerbacks Jeff Okudah, Sevyn Banks, and Shaun Wade, and safety Jordan Fuller.

Like Hamilton, Smith notched a pair of sacks as well for the Buckeyes. Harrison started his first career game for the Buckeyes, finishing with one tackle, which was a sack.

Pope, a sophomore linebacker, had an interception.

The Scout Team Players of the Week were walk-on running back Xavier Johnson, freshman offensive lineman Ryan Jacoby, walk-on defensive lineman Aaron Cox, and safety Owen Fankhauser.

4 Responses

  1. Is Browning still hurt? Haven’t heard from him in awhile.

  2. Zach Harrison has his 1st start. Article reads “Harrison” which could be confused as Malik shares the last name. Buckeye fans of course know which is which but it should be stated for clarity.
    How can the kick coverage team be special teams player of the week when they allow a big kickoff return to Javon Leake?

    1. Probably referring to the greatest on-side kick in History.

      1. Likely so, still that return by Leake was YOOGLY!

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