J.K. Dobbins, Chase Young Named Big Ten Players of the Week After Career-Best Performances Against Wisconsin

By Dan Hope on October 28, 2019 at 10:33 am
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After leading Ohio State to a win in the Big Ten's biggest game of the week, Chase Young and J.K. Dobbins have both been recognized as the conference's players of the week.

Dobbins was named Monday as the Big Ten offensive player of the week, while Young was named as the Big Ten defensive player of the week.

Young, who earns Big Ten defensive player of the week honors for the first time this season, became a shoo-in for this week's award after he recorded six total tackles with five tackles for loss, four sacks and two forced fumbles in Ohio State's 38-7 win over Wisconsin. In one of the most dominant individual defensive performances in recent memory, Young tied Ohio State's school record for sacks in a single game and solidified his standings as the best defensive player in college football.

Young previously won Big Ten defensive player of the week honors for his performance against Penn State last season, when he recorded six tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks and two pass breakups in a 27-26 win over the Nittany Lions.

Dobbins earns Big Ten offensive player of the week honors for the second-time this season after rushing for 163 yards and two touchdowns and catching three passes for 58 yards, for a career-best 221 yards from scrimmage, against a Wisconsin defense that had allowed an average of just 194 total yards per game going into Saturday.

Dobbins was the Big Ten co-offensive player of the week earlier this season after he rushed for 193 yards in Ohio State's 51-10 win over Indiana.

In a game where Ohio State needed its star players to step up, Young and Dobbins both delivered, and Ohio State is now 8-0 on the season as a result.

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