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TreVeyon Henderson named Big Ten co-offensive player of the week for record-breaking performance in Ohio State-Tulsa game

Henderson rushed for 277 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State running back TreVeyon Henderson was named Big Ten football's Co-Offensive Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week for his record-breaking performance Saturday in the Buckeyes' 41-20 win over Tulsa.

Henderson rushed for 277 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries. He set a new Ohio State single-game freshman record for rushing yards, breaking the previous record of 239 yards set by Archie Griffin in 1972.

Henderson's 277 rushing yards are the most by any FBS player in a game this season and is the third-most in a single game in Ohio State history behind Trey Sermon’s 331 vs. Northwestern in the 2020 Big Ten Football Championship Game and Eddie George’s 314 vs. Illinois in 1995.

Credit: AP Photo/Jay LaPrete
Ohio State running back TreVeyon Henderson, left, stiff-arms Tulsa defensive back Travon Fuller during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio.

This is the first career offensive player of the week and freshman of the week honors for Henderson. He shares the player of the week award with Michigan State quarterback Payton Thorne, whose 261 yards and four touchdowns helped lead the Spartans to a 38-17 win over the Miami Hurricanes. 

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