Earlier today from the Big Ten offices in Rosemont, Ill., the conference announced that three Ohio State football players garnered weekly awards.
Senior running back Carlos Hyde was named the Big Ten’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week, junior cornerback Bradley Roby was tabbed the Big Ten’s Special Teams Player of the Week, and freshman defensive end Joey Bosa was dubbed the Big Ten’s Freshman of the Week.
In Ohio State’s 40-30 win over Northwestern, Hyde netted a career-high 168 rushing yards and scored three second-half touchdowns to help the Buckeyes rally past the Wildcats. Hyde scored on runs of 4, 2 and 7 yards, including the game-winner with 5:25 left in the contest. Hyde also caught four passes for 38 yards.
This is Hyde’s second career Big Ten Player of the Week award and Ohio State’s fourth this season. Last week, junior quarterback Braxton Miller won it with his performance over Wisconsin. The previous two weeks before Miller’s accolade, fifth-year senior quarterback Kenny Guiton earned the distinction with his play against California and Florida A&M.
Hyde, though, has to share this week’s award with Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah.
Roby was named the Big Ten’s Special Teams Player of the Week after blocking a Northwestern punt and then made the recovery in the end zone for Ohio State’s only touchdown of the first half.
Bosa was named the Big Ten’s Freshman of the Week after recording five tackles, two sacks and recovered a Northwestern fumble on the last play of the game in the end zone for a touchdown.