In his first start ever as Ohio State quarterback, Dwayne Haskins was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Week.
On Monday, the Big Ten named Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.
Haskins, taking over for the first time as the main option under center in Columbus after J.T. Barrett had a stranglehold on the position for years, had himself a day — and a half.
The 6-3, 220 lb. sophomore completed 22 of 30 passes for 313 yards and five touchdowns Saturday in a 77-31 win over Power Five Conference foe Oregon State. That combination of yards and TDs is an Ohio State record for a quarterback starting his first game.
Surely fellow teammate and running back Mike Weber was also in the running for the award after rushing for a career high 186 yards on twenty carries (9.3 per carry avg.), and tallying four total touchdowns himself.
J.T. Barrett won the conference’s Player of the Week Award three times last year, while Mike Weber did so once.
As a reminder, Ohio State hosts Rutgers at 3:30 p.m. Saturday on BTN.