Ohio State's Haskins, Young earn Big Ten Player of the Week honors 

Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. (7) throws a pass against Penn State during the second half of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. Ohio State won 27-26. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State football has two Big Ten Conference players of the week honorees this week.

Quarterback Dwayne Haskins was named the offensive player of the week for the third time and second consecutive week, and sophomore defensive end Chase Young was named the league’s co-defensive player of the week.

Haskins struggled at times during the white out at Beaver Stadium but delivered when needed in the 27-26 comeback win over Penn State. He threw for 270 yards and three touchdowns and helped lead the Buckeyes back from 12 down in the fourth quarter. Haskins was 7 of 10 throwing for 138 yards and two touchdown passes in the quarter and capped the evening with 75- and 96-yard scoring drives inside of eight minutes to play.

Haskins passed to Binjimen Victor, who made an acrobatic catch and then delivered a game-altering 47-yard run for a touchdown to cut the lead to 26-21. And then following an OSU defensive stop, Haskins engineered a 12-play, 96-yard drive in 2:32 with the game-winning score a Haskins-to-K.J. Hill touchdown from 24-yards out.

Defensive end Chase Young totaled six tackles, including three TFLs for losses totaling 11 yards with two of those quarterback sacks. He also had two pass break-ups with balls batted at the line of scrimmage and two quarterback hurries.

Young ended a third-quarter drive with a tipped pass on fourth down and he made the final tackle of the game, stopping PSU’s Miles Sanders for a loss of two yards on a fourth and 5 play from the OSU 43 with 1:16 left to play.

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
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