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Hyde, Roby and Boza all Garner Big Ten Accolades
From Big Ten Press Release

The Big Ten Conference announced today that three Buckeyes have been honored for their play against Northwestern. OSU players garnered recognition as the offensive players of the week, special teams player of the week and as the freshman of the week.

Below is the text of the release from the league office.

Following Big Ten football games on Oct. 5, the offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week and freshman of the week in the Big Ten were announced this morning. Below are this week's honorees:

Offensive Co-Players of the Week

Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska

Jr., IB, Homewood, Ala./Homewood

•  Rushed for a career-high 225 yards on just 20 carries, an 11.3 average, and two touchdowns in Nebraska’s win over Illinois

•  Had three runs of 30 yards or more to finish with the most rushing yards by a Husker since Roy Helu’s program-record 307 yards in 2010

•  Scored on Nebraska’s opening possession of each half, a two-yard run in the first quarter and a 43-yarder in the third, and finished the day with 240 all-purpose yards

•  Wins his first career Offensive Player of the Week accolade and fourth weekly honor overall, claiming Special Teams Player of the Week in 2011 and 2012 and Freshman of the Week in 2011

•  Last Nebraska Offensive Player of the Week: Taylor Martinez (Nov. 5, 2012)

Carlos Hyde, Ohio State

Sr., RB, Naples, Fla./Naples

• Finished with a career-high 168 rushing yards, scoring three second-half touchdowns, to help Ohio State to a come-from-behind win at nationally ranked Northwestern

• Scored on a four-yarder in the third quarter, a two-yarder early in the fourth and a seven-yard run to give the Buckeyes the game-winning score with 5:25 left in the game.

• Also recorded four catches for 38 yards for 206 yards of total offense, and was responsible for 15 first downs

• Records his second career Offensive Player of the Week honor

•  Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Braxton Miller (Sept. 30, 2013)

Special Teams Player of the Week

Bradley Roby, Ohio State

Jr., CB, Suwanee, Ga./Peachtree Ridge

• Blocked a Northwestern punt in the end zone in the first quarter, then made the recovery for Ohio State’s only touchdown of the first half

• It is his second career blocked punt, third special teams touchdown and fourth score overall

• Also finished with two special teams tackles

• Wins his first Special Teams Player of the Week honor

• Last Ohio State Special Teams Player of the Week: Cameron Johnston (Sept. 30, 2013)

Freshman of the Week

Joey Bosa, Ohio State

DE, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas

• Finished with five tackles, including his first two career sacks, in Ohio State’s come-from-behind win at nationally ranked Northwestern

• Recovered a Wildcat fumble in the end zone as time expired, giving the Buckeyes the final score of the game

• His four solo tackles and two tackles for loss matched personal bests

• Wins his first Freshman of the Week honor

• Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Bri’onte Dunn (Nov. 5, 2012)

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