After every win this season, Eleven Warriors will honor Ohio State's top offensive and defensive performers with player of the game awards.
C.J. Stroud is the Eleven Warriors offensive player of the game. At the same time, Javontae Jean-Baptiste is our defensive player of the game for their stellar outings in the Buckeyes' 77-21 blowout win over Toledo on Saturday.
C.J. Stroud and Javontae Jean-Baptiste earn the Eleven Warriors player of the week awards for the Toledo game.— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 18, 2022
Stroud finished 22 of 27 for 367 yards and five touchdowns in a little over two quarters of play.
JJB recorded two sacks and a forced fumble for the Buckeye defense. pic.twitter.com/VmacYbMm2P
Stroud earns offensive player of the game honors after completing 22 of 27 passes for 367 yards and five touchdowns against the Rockets. He distributed the wealth to several different receivers in the contest, connecting with Marvin Harrison Jr. and Julian Fleming twice for scores while finding Emeka Egbuka in the end zone once. Harrison and Egbuka also eclipsed 100 receiving yards for the second consecutive game with Stroud under center.
C.J. Stroud stuffed the stat sheet against the Rockets. pic.twitter.com/hsyu1u7D9g— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 18, 2022
Ohio State scored A LOT of touchdowns last night, so let's watch them all again.pic.twitter.com/lOnv0ZfYNY— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 18, 2022
Jean-Baptiste also stepped up against Toledo, collecting two sacks and a forced fumble for the Ohio State defense. The fifth-year defensive end was a frequent disruption to the Rockets' offense and ensured their offensive line kept tabs on his presence off the edge.
Before Saturday's contest, Jean-Baptiste had one tackle against Notre Dame and Arkansas State, so his performance in Week 3 can be considered a breakout for the veteran pass rusher as he set season highs in each statistical category of tackles, tackles for loss and sacks.
Javontae Jean-Baptiste with the strip sack and Palaie Gaoteote recovers the fumble.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) September 18, 2022
Javontae Jean-Baptiste: Big play maker— Griffin Strom (@GriffinStrom3) September 18, 2022
Stroud and Jean-Baptiste accompany Harrison, Mike Hall Jr., Miyan Williams and Tommy Eichenberg as the six Buckeyes who have earned Eleven Warriors player of the game honors through the first three weeks of the season.
MIYAN WILLIAMS, RB
96 yards from scrimmage, TD
TOMMY EICHENBERG, LB
9 tackles, 3 TFL, 2 sacks
MARVIN HARRISON JR., WR
7 catches, 184 yards, 3 TD
MIKE HALL, DT
3 TFL, 1 sack
C.J. STROUD, QB
22-27, 367 yards, 5 TD
JAVONTAE JEAN-BAPTISTE, DE
2 TFL, 2 sacks, FF