C.J. Stroud Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for Five-Touchdown Performance Against Toledo

By Chase Brown on September 19, 2022 at 10:56 am
C.J. Stroud
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After a 77-point performance from Ohio State over the weekend, C.J. Stroud is the Big Ten offensive player of the week.

The Buckeye quarterback was named Eleven Warriors' offensive player of the week and Ohio State's offensive player of the game on Sunday, and Stroud's statistics against Toledo – 22-of-27 passing for 367 yards and five touchdowns – were good enough to get the nod from the Big Ten conference as well.

Stroud's award comes one week after Marvin Harrison Jr. claimed that recognition for a dominant performance against Arkansas State in Week 2. Still, the redshirt sophomore signal-caller is no stranger to Big Ten accolades. Last season, he claimed seven freshman of the week awards and two offensive player of the week honors. Stroud also won the conference's offensive player of the year, quarterback of the year and freshman of the year.

This season, the Inland Empire, California, native has completed 62 of 85 passes (72.9 percent) for 941 yards, 11 touchdowns and no interceptions.

Entering a Week 4 matchup with Wisconsin, Stroud's 11 passing touchdowns are tied with Tulsa's Davis Brin and North Carolina's Drake Maye for the most in the NCAA. He also ranks second in passing efficiency (208.64), fourth in passing yards per attempt (11.07), seventh in points responsible for (66), eighth in completion percentage (72.9), ninth in passing yards per game (313.67) and 13th in passing yards per completion (15.18).

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