After passing its first test, Ohio State has named offensive lineman Joshua Alabi, safety Jordan Fuller, cornerback Jeffrey Okudah, and kicker Blake Haubeil as the team's Players of the Game after its victory in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Joshua Alabi filled in for injured offensive tackle Branden Bowen, who was listed as a game-time decision and ultimately did not play. The senior lineman was a part of a unit that controlled the line of scrimmage for 60 minutes, paving the way for a rushing attack that totaled 368 yards.
Defensive backs Jeffrey Okudah and Jordan Fuller shared Player of the Game honors on the other side of the ball. Okudah picked off Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez twice, once while laying on his back.
ARE YOU KIDDING US JEFF OKUDAH pic.twitter.com/pR6A0yvGEG— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 29, 2019
Okudah now has three picks in the last two games. He had zero career interceptions coming into last week's Miami (Ohio) game.
Jordan Fuller was also able to intercept Martinez with one of the more athletic picks in recent memory. The senior safety also contributed six tackles to the cause, the second-highest mark on the team.
Blake Haubeil earned the special teams honors after scoring 12 points for the Buckeyes with two made field goals and six made extra points. The junior kicker from Buffalo now leads the team in scoring with 44 points this season. He has missed only one kick this year.
Michigan State is coming to town on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. for a date with the Buckeyes in their sixth game of the season.