Earlier today from the Big Ten offices in Rosemont, Ill., the conference announced that two Ohio State football players garnered weekly awards.
Junior quarterback Braxton Miller was named the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Week, while first-year speedster Dontre Wilson was selected as the conference’s Freshman of the Week.
Miller was 18-of-24 passing for 252 yards with three touchdown passes and no interceptions in the Buckeyes’ 63-14 blow out of Penn State at Ohio Stadium on Saturday. Miller also rushed for 68 yards on 11 carries and two more scores and finished with 329 yards of total offense versus the Nittany Lions.
Carlos Hyde was the last Buckeye to win the Big Ten Player of the Week award after he netted a career-high 168 rushing yards and scored three second-half touchdowns to help the Buckeyes rally past the Wildcats on Oct. 5. 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.
Wilson, a freshman from DeSoto, Texas, finished with 96 all-purpose yards and a touchdown in Ohio State’s victory over Penn State. Wilson recorded a career-long 49 yard kickoff return in the second quarter and was on the receiving end of a 26-yard touchdown pass from Miller in the third.
The last Ohio State Freshman of the Week award winner was defensive end Joey Bosa, who recorded five tackles, two sacks and recovered a fumble on the last play of the game in the end zone for a touchdown, also against Northwestern on Oct 5.