Ohio State announced its players of the game on Sunday for their performances in the Buckeyes' 54-21 win over UNLV on Saturday.
Junior right tackle Isaiah Prince was named as the Buckeyes' offensive player of the game, while sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa and redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Dre'Mont Jones share this week's defensive player of the game honors. Senior wide receiver Elijaah Goins was named as the special teams of the game.
The coaching staff's Players of the Game from Saturday!
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Prince, who has demonstrated significant improvement this season after struggling in pass protection as a sophomore, led a strong effort by Ohio State's offensive line on Saturday. The Buckeyes scored on six of their seven offensive possessions in the first half before taking most of their starters, including Prince, out of the game for the second half.
Bosa recorded a career-high three tackles for loss, including one sack, among four total tackles on Saturday. Jones recorded only one tackle, but it was an impactful one, as his tackle for loss on UNLV running back Lexington Thomas in UNLV's own end zone resulted in a safety and two points for the Buckeyes. Both players brought constant pressure into UNLV's backfield while they were in the game; Bosa also tipped a pass that led to a Damon Arnette interception, while Jones also blocked a field goal attempt.
Goins, who celebrated his birthday on Sunday, led the Buckeyes with three tackles in kickoff coverage.
All four players earned their first Player of the Game honors of the season.
|OFFENSE||ISAIAH PRINCE||RT||ZERO SACKS ALLOWED|
|CO-DEFENSE||NICK BOSA||DE||4 TACKLES, 3 TFL, 1 SACK|
|CO-DEFENSE||DRE'MONT JONES||DT||1 TACKLE, 1 TFL, SAFETY, FG BLOCK|
|SPECIAL TEAMS||ELIJAAH GOINS||WR||3 TACKLES|