Ohio State Names 16 Champions for Its Season-Opening 52-17 Win over Nebraska

By Dan Hope on October 26, 2020 at 4:25 pm
Shaun Wade vs. Nebraska

Eight offensive players and eight defensive players were graded as champions for their performances in Ohio State's 52-17 win over Nebraska.

Offensive player of the game Justin Fields was joined by wide receiver Garrett Wilson, tight ends Luke Farrell and Jeremy Ruckert and four of Ohio State's starting offensive linemen: left tackle Thayer Munford, center Josh Myers, right guard Wyatt Davis and right tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere.

Defensive player of the game Haskell Garrett was joined by fellow defensive tackle Tommy Togiai, defensive end Jonathon Cooper, linebackers Tuf Borland and Baron Browning, cornerbacks Shaun Wade and Marcus Williamson and safety Marcus Hooker as champions on that side of the ball.

Except for Garrett, who rotated in at defensive tackle off the bench, all of Ohio State's other 15 champions for the season-opening victory over the Cornhuskers were in the starting lineup on Saturday.

Walk-on wide receiver Chris Booker was also honored as the special teams player of the game, while four Buckeyes earned scout team player of the week honors: walk-on running back Robert Cope, walk-on offensive lineman Jack Jamieson, freshman linebacker Mitchell Melton and walk-on linebacker Cade Kacherski.

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