Football

Players of the Game and Champions Vs Rutgers Named

J.T. Barrett Ohio State Football Buckeyes

Nineteen Buckeyes earned Champions status in Ohio State’s 56-0 win at Rutgers on Saturday night.

Quarterback J.T. Barrett and wide receiver Johnnie Dixon were named Offensive Players of the Game, linebacker Dante Booker was named Defensive Player of the Game, and freshman linebacker Pete Werner was named the Special Teams Player of the Game.

The total list of Champions looks like this.

Offense: J.T. Barrett, Johnnie Dixon, Terry McLaurin, Mike Weber, J.K. Dobbins, Demario McCall, Jamarco Jones, Billy Price, and Marcus Baugh.

Defense: Dante Booker, Nick Bosa, Jonathan Cooper, Jalyn Holmes, Sam Hubbard, Tyquan Lewis, Chase Young, Denzel Ward, Damon Arnette, and Jordan Fuller.

Barrett completed 14-of-22 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 89 yards on 10 carries. Dixon accounted for three of those completions for 115 yards and two touchdowns. Booker, meanwhile, had four tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack, and an interception.

Werner had two tackles. One of which you can see here.

3 Responses

  1. It’s the first game since 2014 where I actually agree that Price should grade a champion. He was okay against Army and about what should be expected against UNLV. Saturday he played a complete game and it finally looked like he was playing with passion and determination. Haven’t seen that from him in a long time.

  2. I know it’s Rutgers, but Ohio State seems to have quality linebackers at least 3 deep. They all appear to be fast. Looking forward to a step up in competition next week with Maryland. Also of note: There is speed and then there is football speed – Parris Campbell and Johnnie Dixon seem to possess elite football speed – especially Campbell.

    1. Not to be a contrarian but, IMHO the linebackers are the weakest link on the team. Campbell makes a nice return man but he’s no receiver. He’s got speed, but it’s not offensive football speed. He should be the back-up at best to Damario McCall.

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