C.J. Stroud Earns Maxwell Player of the Week Honors for Six-Touchdown Performance Against Michigan State

By Chase Brown on October 11, 2022 at 3:08 pm
C.J. Stroud

The accolades keep coming for C.J. Stroud.

Following his record-breaking performance against Michigan State on Oct. 8, the Ohio State quarterback was named the Maxwell Award player of the week on Tuesday.

In the Buckeyes' win over the Spartans, Stroud completed 21 of 26 passes for 361 yards and six touchdowns. It was the third time in 18 starts that Stroud had thrown for six scores, setting an Ohio State record as he surpassed Dwayne Haskins and J.T. Barrett for the most in school history. He also claimed a Big Ten record for the same accomplishment, surpassing Haskins, Barrett, Iowa's Chuck Long and Purdue's Drew Brees in career games with six passing touchdowns.

Those accomplishments made Stroud an easy choice for Ohio State's offensive player of the week on Sunday, and he earned the same recognition from the Big Ten on Monday. The Maxwell player of the week on Tuesday makes it three straight days with an award for the Buckeye signal-caller.

At a press conference on Tuesday, head coach Ryan Day said he was impressed with Stroud's performance against Michigan State. He also commented on his assessment of Stroud through Ohio State's 6-0 start to the season.

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