Three of Ohio State’s breakout players from the first half of the season earned player of the game honors for their performances in the Buckeyes’ fifth win of the season over Maryland.
Redshirt sophomore linebacker Steele Chambers was named defensive player of the game after tying for the team lead with seven total tackles in Saturday’s 66-17 win over the Terrapins.
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Sophomore wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba was named offensive player of the game after catching five passes for 103 yards.
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Unsurprisingly, freshman wide receiver Emeka Egbuka earned special teams player of the game honors after gaining 166 kickoff return yards, the second-most ever by an Ohio State player in a single game, on just four returns against the Terps.