Dwayne Haskins earned his fifth Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award of the season this week, and this one is historic, tying him with Troy Smith for the most in a single season in Big Ten history.
Haskins turned in another stellar day through the air in Ohio State's 52-51 overtime win over Maryland, throwing for 405 yards and three touchdowns against Maryland, going 28-for-38 through the air.
He also did it on the ground, turning in the best rushing performance of his career. Haskins finished with 59 yards and three touchdowns on the ground on 15 carries.
In total, Haskins accounted for 464 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Buckeyes to victory.
The list of the most B1G Offensive Player of the Week award winners in a single season is full of big names. Quite a few players have reached four, but Haskins and Smith are at the top with five:
- 5 – QB Troy Smith, OSU; 2006
- 5 – QB Dwayne Haskins, OSU; 2018
- 4 – RB Anthony Thompson, IND; 1989
- 4 – WR Desmond Howard, UM; 1991
- 4 – RB Ron Dayne, WIS; 1999
- 4 – QB Drew Brees, PUR; 2000
- 4 – RB Larry Johnson, PSU; 2002
- 4 – QB Kyle Orton, PUR; 2004
- 4 – QB Denard Robinson, UM; 2011
- 4 – RB Montee Ball, WIS; 2011
- 4 – QB Taylor Martinez, NEB; 2012
- 4 – RB Ameer Abdullah, NEB; 2014
- 4 – RB Saquon Barkley, PSU; 2017