For much of the first half of Ohio State's win over Penn State, punter Drue Chrisman was perhaps the team's offensive MVP, regularly flipping field position and pinning Penn State deep in its own end of the field.
Even while the Buckeyes weren't dominating on the scoreboard, they dominated in hidden yards and the field position battle, which went a long way to keeping the game close and allowing for the thrilling comeback.
Chrisman received recognition for his performance this week, as he was named the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week on Wednesday afternoon after his nine punts for an average of 47.9 yards, downing three inside the 20-yard line.
From a Ray Guy Award release:
Chrisman punted 9 times during Ohio State's winning game against Penn State totalling in 431 yards. Chrisman's gross averages was 47.89, a career-best game, with no touchbacks. His net average was an impressive 47.11 yards. His long punt was 58 yards and 3 of his punts were marked inside the 20. After this weekend's games he has now dropped 13 of his 22 punts this season inside the 20 and his 44.6 yard average is 15th nationally and second in the Big Ten.
Chrisman was a Ray Guy Award semifinalist last season as a first-year starter and looks to improve on the stellar debut season this year.