Those Ohio State players can do no wrong in the eyes of the Big Ten. It seems like every week there are at least a couple of Buckeyes who are being named Big Ten Players of the Week. Another week and Ohio State continues to shine.
Quarterback Braxton Miller and punter Cameron Johnston were the two Ohio State players who were selected this week, according to the Big Ten official website.
Miller showed absolutely no signs of rust after missing the last two games due to a knee injury. In a 31-24 win over Wisconsin, he completed 68 percent of his passes for 198 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for 83 yards just to show folks that the knee is healthy.
Some believed a quarterback competition could begin with backup Kenny Guiton playing so well. After the show Miller put on, it's safe to say that he will remain the starter barring any other injury.
It's hard to believe Ohio State even punts the football with all of the touchdowns that are scored. But Johnston was used six times last week and all six of his punts pinned Wisconsin inside the 20-yard line. It's unfair to have a top-tier quarterback and a freshman punter with a bionic leg. His efforts were good enough to earn him Special Teams Player of the Week.
Don't worry, players from other teams were represented. Surely, it can't be all about the Buckeyes.
Illinois freshman quarterback Aaron Bailey was named Freshman of the Week after rushing for 56 yards and a touchdown in a 50-14 win over Miami of Ohio. The Defensive Player of the Week goes to Iowa linebacker James Morris, who had eight tackles, a sack and an interception in the Hawkeyes 23-7 win against Minnesota.
Incredibly, Ohio State's Ryan Shazier also made a strong case for Defensive Player of the Week after racking up nine tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble.
Maybe next week.
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