For the past two weeks, national talking heads, FB and Twitter folks, a couple of guys I work with, people at the mall, and Buckeye fans themselves have been mocking how horrible the Buckeye football team is because they didn’t beat two consecutive ranked teams badly enough. Some people must disagree because Buckeyes totally owned the B1G POTW awards.
Carlos Hyde finished with a career-high 168 rushing yards, scored three second-half touchdowns and basically willed Ohio State to a win. He scored the eventual game winning TD with 5:25 left. He also had four receptions for 38 yards, finishing with 206 yards of total offense and gave the Buckeyes 15 first downs. He is the second consecutive Buckeye player to win the B1G Offensive POTW award, with Braxton Miller bringing it home last week.
Special Teams POTW:
Bradley Roby blocked a punt in the end zone for OSU’s first TD. It is the second time he has blocked a punt and his third special teams TD. He also had a couple of special teams tackles. He hasn’t lived up to his hype in the defensive backfield, but he has certainly been a force to be reckoned with on special teams. He is also the second consecutive Buckeye to bring home these honors. Punter Cameron Johnston earned the honor last week.
Joey Bosa had five tackles, including his first two career sacks. He also personally cost Vegas about $100 million by recovering the NU fumble in the end zone as time expired. Bosa is a beast and everyone should look forward to seeing what this kid can do as his career progresses. The four solo and two TFL matched his career highs.
Congrats to all!