Dwayne Haskins Named Big Ten Player of the Week After Debut Against Oregon State

By Kevin Harrish on September 3, 2018 at 10:47 am
Dwayne Haskins was named offensive player of the week.
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Dwayne Haskins' debut start went about as perfectly as it could have.

Until Saturday, no Ohio State quarterback had ever thrown for over 300 yards or for five touchdowns in their debut start. Haskins did both, and it was good enough to earn him Big Ten offensive player of the week honors.

Haskins finished with 313 yards passing and five touchdowns on 22 completions to help lead the Buckeyes to a 77-31 win over Oregon State.

It's the first Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award for Haskins. The last Buckeye to capture the award is running back Mike Weber, who racked up 161 rushing yards and two long scores on just eight carries in a 48-3 win over Michigan State last November.

Other players honored by the Big Ten following season openers:

  • Co-Defensive Players of the Week: Maryland linebacker Tarpon Springs and Terps defensive back Antoine Brooks Jr.
  • Co-Special Teams Players of the Week: Michigan defensive back Ambry Thomas and Minnesota defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr.
  • Co-Freshmen of the Week: Maryland wide receiver Jeshaun Jones and Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore
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