Redshirt sophomore cornerback Shaun Wade and fifth-year senior defensive tackle Jashon Cornell were named Ohio State’s Defensive Players of the Week following Saturday night’s 34-10 win over Michigan State. Junior running back JK Dobbins and junior left tackle Thayer Munford earned the honors on the offensive side of the ball for the Buckeyes.
Dobbins rushed for 172 yards against the Spartans and has earned the player of the game award for a third time this season. Munford anchored an Ohio State offensive line that rushed for 323 yards and amassed 529 total yards of offense.
Defensively, Cornell had four tackles and a sack while Wade finished with five tackles, one sack and one pass breakup. He also made two key stops against screen passes that saved the Buckeyes big yardage.
Fourth-year junior Drue Chrisman and sophomore receiver Chris Olave were the Special Teams Players of the Game.
Also earning Champions grades on defense for the Buckeyes were fifth-year nose tackles Davon Hamilton and Robert Landers, junior defensive end Chase Young, sophomore defensive end Tyreke Smith, freshman defensive end Zach Harrison, junior middle linebackers Tuf Borland and Baron Browning, senior linebacker Malik Harrison, and safety Jordan Fuller.
Landers and Hamilton combined for just two tackles (both belonging to Landers), but they were instrumental in holding Michigan State to just 67 yards on the ground. Harrison notched a pair of tackles and shared a sack with Young. Fuller led the team with seven tackles and also recorded an interception.
Joining Dobbins and Munford as Champions for the offense were redshirt freshman running back Master Teague, fourth-year junior Luke Farrell, senior receiver Austin Mack, graduate transfer left guard Jonah Jackson, and redshirt sophomore center Josh Myers.
Teague rushed for 90 yards despite being asked to run the clock out in the fourth quarter while Michigan State’s defense knew what was coming. Farrell caught a 21-yard touchdown and also did a great job helping out the offensive line in the running game.
The Scout Team Players of the Week were redshirt freshman defensive end Alex Williams, redshirt freshman walk-on safety Ryan Batsch, redshirt freshman walk-on running back Xavier Johnson, and freshman offensive lineman Enokk Vimahi.