Dwayne Haskins named Big Ten Player of the Week for 4th time this season

Dwayne Haskins drops back to pass - Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 (Photo: Dave McMannis)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Big Ten Conference named Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins its offensive player of the week Monday for a third consecutive week and a fourth time this season.

Haskins threw for 455 yards and a school-record-tying six touchdown passes in Ohio State's 49-26 win over Indiana on Saturday.

Haskins, who missed Art Schlichter’s 1978 school record of 458 yards passing by just three yards, threw two touchdown passes each to Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin and one apiece to Johnnie Dixon and Binjimen Victor to increase his nation-leading total to 25 touchdown passes. He also tied J.T. Barrett’s school record with 33 completions, and his 462 yards of total offense was also a school record, eclipsing Barrett’s 423 vs. Penn State last year.

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Haskins’ fourth Big Ten offensive player of the week award this season moves him within reach of the Big Ten record for the most in one season. The record is held by former OSU quarterback Troy Smith, who earned the honor five times during his Heisman Trophy-winning season of 2006.

Most B1G Offensive PoW Awards (Single Season)
5 – QB Troy Smith, OSU; 2006
4 – QB Dwayne Haskins, OSU; 2018
4 – RB Anthony Thompson, IND; 1989
4 – WR Desmond Howard, UM; 1991
4 – RB Ron Dayne, WIS; 1999
4 – QB Drew Brees, PUR; 2000
4 – RB Larry Johnson, PSU; 2002
4 – QB Kyle Orton, PUR; 2004
4 – QB Denard Robinson, UM; 2011
4 – RB Montee Ball, WIS; 2011
4 – QB Taylor Martinez, NEB; 2012
4 – RB Ameer Abdullah, NEB; 2014
4 – RB Saquon Barkley, PSU; 2017

According to the Big Ten Network’s stats guys, Haskins is the first Big Ten quarterback in history to have three games with at least five touchdown passes in one season.

2018 Ohio State Big Ten Players of the Week
Sept. 3 (vs. Oregon State): Dwayne Haskins, offensive
Sept. 10 (vs. Rutgers): Tate Martell, co-freshman
Sept. 17 (vs. TCU): Dre’mont Jones, defensive
Sept. 24 (vs. Tulane): Dwayne Haskins, co-offensive
Oct. 1 (at Penn State): Dwayne Haskins, offensive
Oct. 1 (at Penn State): Chase Young, co-defensive
Oct. 8 (vs. Indiana): Dwayne Haskins, offensive

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