Ohio State Quarterback C.J. Stroud Earns Second Consecutive Big Ten Freshman of the Week Award Despite Loss to Oregon

By Dan Hope on September 13, 2021 at 11:23 am
C.J. Stroud

Ohio State's loss to Oregon on Saturday didn't keep C.J. Stroud from being named Big Ten Freshman of the Week again.

For the second week in a row to start his career as Ohio State's starting quarterback, Stroud – who's in his second year at Ohio State but is a redshirt freshman after appearing in just three games in 2020 – was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week by the conference on Monday.

Stroud completed 35 of 54 passing attempts for 484 yards – all numbers that rank as the second-most ever by an Ohio State quarterback in a single game – in Ohio State's 35-28 loss to Oregon. Though he did throw a costly late-game interception when the Buckeyes needed a touchdown to tie the game, his 484 passing yards against the Ducks are the most by any Football Bowl Subdivision quarterback in any game yet this season. 

Stroud also received Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors for his performance against Minnesota in the Buckeyes' season opener.

Two games into the year, Stroud has completed 63.2 percent of his passes (48-of-76) for 778 yards and seven touchdowns with two interceptions. 

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