Damon Webb, J.T. Barrett Capture MVP Honors for Ohio State's 24-7 Cotton Bowl Win Over USC

By 11W Staff on December 30, 2017 at 2:01 am
Damon Webb returns a Sam Darnold interception for a touchdown in the Cotton Bowl.
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Ohio State smothered USC on the way to a 24-7 win in the Cotton Bowl Friday night, with two players leading the charge to account for all three of the Buckeyes' touchdowns.

Those two, safety Damon Webb and quarterback J.T. Barrett, were honored with MVP awards for their efforts following the win – ensuring their final games for Ohio State will be remembered forever.

Webb takes home the McKnight Trophy for outstanding defensive player in the Cotton Bowl following a performance that saw the Detroit native return an interception for a touchdown, run back a fumble that set up another Ohio State touchdown and five tackles on the evening.

Barrett earned the Sanford Trophy as the game's most outstanding offensive player for leading the Buckeyes in rushing with 66 yards and scoring two first half rushing touchdowns. While likely not a factor in the award, the quarterback also set the Big Ten total offense record Friday night, surpassing Drew Brees' previous mark. Not bad.

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