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Ohio State's C.J. Stroud earns third Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors

The redshirt freshman completed 17 of 23 passes for 330 yards and a career-high five touchdowns against Rutgers.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the third time this season.

Stroud, who missed the game against Akron due to a shoulder injury, returned for the Buckeyes game against Rutgers.

The redshirt freshman completed 17 of 23 passes for 330 yards and a career-high five touchdowns.

Stroud was previously the freshman of the week following games against Minnesota and Oregon. 

Running back TreVeyon Henderson and quarterback Kyle McCord picked up the honors for their performances against Tulsa and Akron respectively.

In four starts, Stroud leads the Big Ten in passing yards per game (323.3), quarterback rating (181.8) and touchdown passes (13).

He's sixth nationally in quarterback rating and 10th in touchdown passes.

The No. 7 Buckeyes will host Maryland this Saturday with kickoff scheduled for noon.

Freshman of the Week

  • Week 1: C.J. Stroud | 13-of-22, 294 yards, 4 TDs
  • Week 2: C.J. Stroud | 35-of-54, 484 yards, 3 TDs
  • Week 3: TreVeyon Henderson | 24 carries, 277 yards, 3 TDs
  • Week 4: Kyle McCord | 13-of-18, 319 yards, 2 TDs
  • Week 5: C.J. Stroud | 17-of-23, 330 yards, 5 TDs

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