It was great to see Russell bounce back against the Hoosiers and even better to see him recognized for doing so. Thoma continues to dominate the special teams accolades, but, unfortunately, the Tatum was not awarded again.
Safety Anderson Russell was the Buckeyes’ defensive player of the week, with six tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery. Punter Jon Thoma, who downed three punts inside the 20, was the player of the week on the special units. Tailback Brandon Saine was the offensive players of the week, rushing for 113 yards.
The “Attack Force” award went to linebacker Austin Spitler. Bryant Browning was the Jim Parker lineman of the week. The Jack Tatum Big Hit of the week has not been decided.
Scout team champions were: Offense: James Georgiades; Defense: Jamie Wood; Special Units:Ryan Schuck.