Nineteen Buckeyes were graded out as Champions by the OSU coaching staff for their performances against Rutgers.
Justin Fields and Nicholas Petit-Frere were named c0-offensive players of the game, Tuf Borland the defensive player of the game. Borland also was named the special teams player of the game.
Below it the complete release from the Department of Athletics.
Nineteen Earn Champion Grades Following Win vs. Rutgers
Borland, Fields, Petit-Frere take home Player of the Game honors
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nineteen players graded out as champions in Ohio State’s 49-27 win over Rutgers last Saturday, led by Tuf Borland (Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Game), Justin Fields (Co-Offensive Player of the Game) and Nicholas Petit-Frere (Co-Offensive Player of the Game).
Fields completed 24 of 28 passes and accounted for a career-high six touchdowns (five passing, one rushing). Petit-Frere, making his fourth career start, helped the offense finish with 517 total yards. Borland led the team with six tackles (three solo, three assisted) and also had a sack for minus eight yards.
The offensive champions in addition to Fields and Petit-Frere included four players from the wide receiver group: Chris Olave (five catches, 64 yards, two TDs), Garrett Wilson (six receptions, 104 yards, one TD), Jameson Williams (one reception, 38 yards, one TD) and Jaxon Smith-Njigba (two receptions). Two tight ends – Jeremy Ruckert and Luke Farrell – earned champion status along with LT Thayer Munford.
Four defensive linemen were champions, led by Javontae Jean-Baptiste, who had two tackles and one tackle for loss. He was joined by Jonathon Cooper, Tommy Togiai and Tyler Friday. Linebacker Justin Hilliard, who had a forced fumble and fumble recovery, earned his first champion honor of 2020. In the secondary, Shaun Wade, Josh Proctor and Sevyn Banks were all champions.
Champions vs. Rutgers
Offense: RB Master Teague, TE Jeremy Ruckert, TE Luke Farrell, WR Chris Olave, WR Garrett Wilson, WR Jameson Williams, WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, LT Thayer Munford
Players of the Game: QB Justin Fields and RT Nicholas Petit-Frere
Defense: DT Tommy Togiai, DE Tyler Friday, DE Javontae Jean-Baptiste, DE Jonathon Cooper, LB Justin Hilliard, CB Shaun Wade, CB Sevyn Banks, SAF Josh Proctor
Player of the Game: LB Tuf Borland
Special Teams Player of the Game: LB Tuf Borland
Scout Team Players of the Week: Darrion Henry-Young, Ryan Batsch, Sam Wiglusz, Jakob James