After every win this season, Eleven Warriors will honor Ohio State's top offensive and defensive performers with player of the game awards.
Emeka Egbuka is the Eleven Warriors offensive player of the game and Tommy Eichenberg is our defensive player of the game for their stellar outings in the Buckeyes' 52-21 win over Wisconsin in the team's Big Ten opener on Saturday.
Congrats to the Eleven Warriors players of the game for Ohio State's 52-21 win over Wisconsin:— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 25, 2022
WR Emeka Egbuka: 6 catches for 118 yards and 2 touchdowns
LB Tommy Eichenberg: 14 tackles and 2 TFLs pic.twitter.com/3qHwL55ST4
Egbuka earns offensive player of the game honors after catching six passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns against the Badgers. He and C.J. Stroud have developed quite the connection this season, as the sophomore wide receiver has collected 26 receptions for 442 yards and five scores in the first four games.
Emeka. Zone 6.pic.twitter.com/k9C7DmiDwq— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 25, 2022
C.J. Stroud to Emeka Egbuka is a dangerous connection.pic.twitter.com/UkiBB0owaV— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 25, 2022
Eichenberg turned in another fantastic performance by recording 14 tackles and two tackles for loss against Wisconsin, which helped him earn his second Eleven Warriors defensive player of the week award.
The fourth-year linebacker has been everywhere for the Ohio State defense this season and has racked up a program-leading 33 tackles in four games. Eichenberg also is tied with Mike Hall Jr. for the team lead in tackles for loss with five and sits in the No. 1 spot on the stats chart alongside Hall, Jack Sawyer and Javontae Jean-Baptiste with two sacks.
Tommy Eichenberg made his presence felt on Saturday night. pic.twitter.com/LTIA7npL0p— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 25, 2022
Egbuka and Eichenberg are the latest Buckeyes to claim our weekly player of the game honors. Stroud and Jean-Baptiste were the most recent honorees after their strong performances against Toledo. Additionally, Marvin Harrison Jr. and Hall took home the award in Week 2, while Miyan Williams and Eichenberg were the first winners for their tone-setting outings in the season opener with Notre Dame.
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
EMEKA EGBUKA, WR
6 catches, 118 yards, 2 TD
TOMMY EICHENBERG, LB
14 tackles, 2 TFL