From an Ohio State press release.
No. 2s are No. 1 in the Big Ten This Week
J.K. Dobbins and Chase Young are the Big Ten’s offensive and defensive players of the week
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins and defensive end Chase Young have been named the Big Ten Conference offensive and defensive players of the week, respectively, for their efforts in No. 3 Ohio State’s 38-7 victory over No. 13 Wisconsin Saturday at Ohio Stadium.
Dobbins, who wears jersey No. 2, rushed for over 100 yards for the fourth consecutive game while totaling 221 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns against a Wisconsin team that came into the game with the nation’s No. 1 overall defense, No. 1 rushing defense, No. 1 passing defense and No. 1 scoring defense.
Dobbins, a junior from LaGrange, Texas, rushed for 163 yards and scored twice to extend leads of 17-7 and 24-7. His 28 yard run during a tense, 10-7, game was the key play in that touchdown drive to answer Wisconsin’s only score of the day. Dobbins also caught three passes for 58 yards.
Young, who also wears jersey No. 2, tied school records for tackles for loss with five and quarterback sacks with four while also forcing two fumbles and setting a personal best with six solo tackles.
Young, a junior from Upper Marlboro, Md., extended his lead nationally in quarterback sacks with 13.5 through eight games and increased his TFL total to 15.5 this season for negative 98 yards. His TFLs, TFL yardage and QB sack yardage (95 yards) also lead the nation.
In the process, Young became the only Ohio State player besides two-time All-American and Big Ten defensive lineman of the year Mike Vrabel to record at least 10 quarterback sacks in two seasons. Vrabel did it in 1994 and 1995.
Young was named the Walter Camp national defensive player of the week on Sunday.
Dobbins went over 1,000 yards on the season with his effort – he has 1,110 yards and ranks second nationally in both yards and average (138.8) – to become the first Ohio State Buckeye to top 1,000 yards rushing as a freshman, sophomore and junior. He passed Tim Spencer (3,553 rushing yards from 1979-82) to move into fourth place on Ohio State’s all-time list with Eddie George (3,768) and Ezekiel Elliott (3,961 yards) each inside of 400 yards away. Dobbins has 3,566 career rushing yards.
From a Big Ten release.
Following Big Ten football games on Oct. 26, the Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week and Co-Freshmen of the Week in the Big Ten were announced this morning. Below are this week’s honorees:
Offensive Player of the Week
J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State
Jr., RB, La Grange, Texas/LaGrange
- Totaled 221 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in Ohio State’s victory against Wisconsin
- Rushed for 163 yards, averaged 8.1 yards per carry and scored twice to become the first Buckeye to top 1,000 yards rushing as a freshman, sophomore and junior
- Added three catches for 58 yards in the contest, an average of 19.3 yards per reception
- Claims his second career Offensive Player of the Week award and second of the season
- Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: J.K. Dobbins (Sept. 16, 2019)
Defensive Player of the Week
Chase Young, Ohio State
Jr., DE, Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha Catholic
- Tied school records with 4.0 sacks and 5.0 tackles for loss in the Buckeyes’ win against Wisconsin
- Improves his nation-leading quarterback sack total to 13.5, becoming the second Buckeye ever to record at least 10 sacks in two seasons and the first since Mike Vrabel in 1994 and 1995
- Forced two fumbles and set a personal best with six solo tackles
- Receives his second career Defensive Player of the Week honor and first of the season
- Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Chase Young (Oct. 1, 2018)
Special Teams Player of the Week
Blake Gillikin, Penn State
Sr., P, Smyrna, Ga./The Westminster Schools
- Punted eight times for 354 yards in Penn State’s victory at Michigan State
- Landed five punts inside the 20-yard line, including three punts inside the 10
- Hit a 58-yard punt in the first quarter, his 50th career punt over 50 yards
- Claims his second career Special Teams Player of the Week honor and second of the season
- Last Penn State Special Teams Player of the Week: Blake Gillikin (Oct. 14, 2019)
Co-Freshmen of the Week
Jayson Oweh, Penn State
DE, Howell, N.J./Blair Academy
- Notched two strip-sacks in the Nittany Lions’ win against Michigan State
- Tied career bests with two tackles for loss and two sacks
- Finished the game with three total tackles
- Earns his first career Freshman of the Week award
- Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: KJ Hamler (Oct. 1, 2018)
Johnny Langan, Rutgers
QB, Wayne, N.J./Bergen Catholic
- Recorded 310 yards of total offense and three touchdowns in Rutgers’ victory against Liberty
- Went 15-for-21 passing for a career-high 192 yards and the first two touchdowns of his career, including a 51-yarder to Isaiah Washington for a career-long completion
- Rushed 21 times for 118 yards and a touchdown to become the first Rutgers quarterback with 100 or more rushing yards in a game since Sam Mudie versus Lehigh in 1961
- Claims his first career Freshman of the Week award
- Last Rutgers Freshman of the Week: Johnathan Lewis (Sept. 18, 2017)