Ohio State Names “Everyone Who Played” Champions for the Buckeyes' 56-27 Win over Michigan

By Dan Hope on December 2, 2019 at 6:54 pm
Ohio State's defense against Michigan on Saturday.

When you blow out your rivals by 29 points, everybody gets to celebrate.

That's how Ohio State's coaching staff felt about the Buckeyes' 56-27 win over Michigan on Saturday, naming "everyone who played" in Ann Arbor as a champion this week.

Ohio State was able to play just about everyone who made the trip up north because of the lopsided nature of the game, and because the Buckeyes defeated the Wolverines so convincingly, the coaches felt they all deserved credit.

“It will go down as one of the better performances in the history of The Game,” Day said Monday night on the Buckeye Roundtable show on the Ohio State IMG Sports Network. “I'm just proud of our guys to not only come back after an emotional win against Penn State, top-10 win, but then come out and play like that in the rivalry game, I thought our guys played hard and pretty resilient along the way.”

Ohio State's offense dominated Michigan for the second year in a row by scoring eight touchdowns and putting up a whopping 577 yards. Ohio State's defense had its worst half of the year in the first half against the Wolverines, but bounced back in the second half, enabling the Buckeyes to win in dominant fashion.

The Buckeyes did single out six standouts as players of the game: Justin Fields and J.K. Dobbins, who combined for eight touchdowns, on offense; Jeff Okudah and DaVon Hamilton on defense; and Justin Hilliard and Jake Hausmann on special teams.

Redshirt freshman defensive linemen Alex Williams and Zaid Hamdan, true freshman linebacker Craig Young, walk-on quarterback Danny Vanatsky and walk-on offensive lineman Brandon Pahl were named as the scout team players of the week.

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