Dwayne Haskins and Chase Young Named Big Ten Players of the Week

By Kevin Harrish on October 1, 2018 at 10:53 am
Chase Young and Dwayne Haskins

After the biggest win in the conference this season, it's only fitting that the Buckeyes have two Big Ten weekly honorees.

Both Dwayne Haskins and Chase Young were named Big Ten Players of the Week for their roles in Ohio State's thrilling 27-26 comeback win over Penn State this weekend.

Haskins was named the offensive player of the week for his efforts leading the Buckeyes back from a double digit lead, including engineering a late-game 96-yard touchdown drive that proved to be the difference in the game.

Totaling 270 passing yards and three touchdowns and three touchdowns in the game, Haskins was exceptionally productive in the second half, going 15-for-23 for 212 yards and two touchdowns. Just five weeks into the season, this is already Haskins' third Big Ten weekly honor.

Young earned defensive player of the week honors after a dominating performance, particularly late in the game. He totaled six total tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks, and had two pass break-ups along with two quarterback hurries.

The sophomore defensive end had what could have been a touchdown saving pass deflection late in the third quarter along with a sack and the game-sealing tackle for loss on the final drive. This is his first Big Ten Weekly Honor.

View 107 Comments