The streak continues.
For the sixth time in six games this season, an Ohio State player has earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors as C.J. Stroud won the award for the fourth time this season for his performance in Ohio State’s 66-17 win over Maryland.
Stroud also earned Big Ten co-offensive player of the week honors for his spectacular performance against the Terrapins, in which he completed 24 of 33 passing attempts for 406 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions. He became the first Buckeye quarterback to ever throw for 400 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions in a single game, and joined Dwayne Haskins to become the second Ohio State quarterback to throw five touchdown passes in back-to-back games.
A redshirt freshman, Stroud has now earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors after four of five starts. The only time he hasn't won the award after a start this season was following the Buckeyes’ third game of the season against Tulsa, for which true freshman Ohio State running back TreVeyon Henderson won the award after rushing for 270 yards and three touchdowns.
True freshman quarterback Kyle McCord won Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors after he filled in for Stroud and threw for 319 yards and two touchdowns in Ohio State’s fourth game of the season against Akron.
Stroud becomes the second Buckeye to earn Big Ten offensive player of the week honors this year, joining Henderson, who also won that award following the Tulsa game.
A freshman from another Big Ten school will finally have the opportunity to win the Freshman of the Week award next week as Ohio State has the week off. Stroud, Henderson or another of Ohio State’s talented freshmen will look to make the Buckeyes 7-for-7 in winning that award when they return to action on Oct. 23 in a road game at Indiana.