Chase Young, J.K. Dobbins Earn Big Ten Player of the Week Honors for Performances in Ohio State's 28-17 Win over Penn State

By Dan Hope on November 25, 2019 at 10:48 am
Chase Young and J.K. Dobbins
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Ohio State's two stars who wear No. 2 have both been recognized as the best players in the Big Ten for the second time in four games.

Just as they were after the Buckeyes' 38-7 win over Wisconsin, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young and running back J.K. Dobbins are both among this week's Big Ten's players of the week in recognition of their performances in Ohio State's 28-17 win over Penn State.

Young earns defensive player of the week honors after recording nine total tackles, four tackles for loss, three sacks and two forced fumbles in his first game back from a two-game suspension for an NCAA violation. He was also named as this week's Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week.

Dobbins is the Big Ten co-offensive player of the week after he ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns on a season-high 36 carries against the Nittany Lions. He shares this week's offensive player of the week honors with Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson, who completed 20 of 32 passing attempts for 366 yards and five touchdowns in Michigan's 39-14 win over Indiana.

Dobbins has now earned Big Ten offensive player of the week honors three times this year, as he was also recognized after rushing for 193 yards against Indiana. Young also earned Big Ten defensive player of the week honors for his performance against Penn State last year, when he had six tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks and two pass breakups against the Nittany Lions.

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