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Dwayne Haskins Named Big Ten Offensive Player Of The Week

Ohio State football Michael Jordan Dwayne Haskins Malcolm Pridgeon

In his first career start, Dwayne Haskins set an Ohio State record for both passing yards and passing touchdowns in a starting debut.

Monday, he was named the Big Ten Player of the Week for that performance.

Haskins threw for 313 yards and five touchdowns in the Buckeyes’ 77-31 win over Oregon State.

Saturday, acting head coach Ryan Day gave Haskins a strong grade for his performance, outside of one interception.

“I thought Dwayne started well, played well, had the one play there that obviously you’d like to have back. But overall a good start,” Day said.

Former OSU quarterback J.T. Barrett won the same honor in week one of the 2017 season.

Other players honored by the Big Ten this week included Co-Defensive Players of the Week, Illinois LB Jake Hasen and Maryland DB Antoine Brooks, Jr.

A familiar name won a share of the Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

Minnesota DB Antoine Winfield, Jr. was chosen for his punt return touchdown, along with Michigan DB Ambry Thomas.

Maryland WR Jeshaun Jones and Purdue WR Rondale Moore were named co-Freshmen of the Week.

Unsurprisingly, Haskins was also one of the Buckeyes whose performance was designated as a champion by the OSU program.

However, while Haskins won the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Week, he didn’t win that honor for the Buckeye program. That went to running back Mike Weber and WR Terry McLaurin.

DE Nick Bosa was the Buckeyes’ Defensive Player of the Week.

Other champions included wide receivers K.J. Hill, Parris Campbell, and Austin Mack, running back J.K. Dobbins, and all five starting offensive linemen: Isaiah Prince, Demetrius Knox, Michael Jordan, Thayer Munford, and Malcolm Pridgeon.

DT Dre’Mont Jones was the only other player on defense designated as a Champion.

6 Responses

  1. Haskins is an excellent player and is on his way to a pro career. He led his team back to a big victory. Respect to him. Having said that, the player of the week was on the other sideline this week.

  2. One of the first of many player of the week awards I would think. As to Day’s criticism, his interception did come on about the only time that he was rushed to throw all day . . .so it was a learning moment.

  3. A well deserved award. Anyone else get tired of coaches who obsess over one bad play? What if players took to the media and pointed out the coaching errors? (I know some of you will say it’s to keep his ego in check, not sure I buy that). Haskins did a great job, Day (and whoever else) should leave out the “except for one play” unless they wish to be evaluated similarly. (By the way, I’m guessing coaching errors would grossly outnumber Haskins’ ONE). Great job 7!!

    1. There is always room for improvement. Coaches are never going to make it sound like anyone played a perfect game. It’s like one’s annual evaluation at work. No one ever gets a perfect score in everything no matter if you have been with the company 1 year or 25 years.

      1. Gents- I understand the motivation, I just think its childish or petty. In his FIRST start, our QB led the offense to SEVENTY SEVEN points. Seems like the nitpicking could have been left on the field- leave that for when it actually means something.

        1. And the award is NOT the “Big 10 Perfect Player of the Week”, its the ‘big 10 Player of the Week”. Perfection is not a requirement to earn the recognition. He was excellent, like several offensive players.

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