COLUMBUS, Ohio – Twenty-four players – 14 on offense, 8 on defense and two on special teams – graded out as champions for their play in Ohio State’s 54-7 win at Indiana last Saturday night. The coaches selected QB C.J. Stroud, TE Jeremy Ruckert as the Offensive Players of the Game, DE Zach Harrison as the Defensive Player of the Game and LB Teradja Mitchell and CB Demario McCall as the Special Teams Players of the Game, respectively.
Ohio State’s entire starting offensive line earned champion recognition after the Buckeyes 539 total offensive yards and scored touchdowns on each of its six first-half possessions. First-time champions on that side of the ball were RB Evan Pryor, TE Cade Stover and WR Marvin Harrison Jr.
Harrison led a defensive effort that limited Indiana to 128 total offensive yards – and just 53 after an opening drive that covered 75 yards. He finished with two tackles for loss and a sack.
Mitchell and McCall both pulled double duty, playing on defense and kickoff coverage. Mitchell had two special teams tackles while McCall played on the kickoff return and punt return units.
Ohio State Champions vs. Indiana
Offense: RB TreVeyon Henderson, RB Evan Pryor, TE Cade Stover, WR Chris Olave, WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR Marvin Harrison Jr., OL Thayer Munford, OL Nicholas Petit-Frere, OL Matthew Jones, OL Paris Johnson Jr., OL Luke Wypler, OL Dawand Jones
Players of the Game: QB C.J. Stroud and TE Jeremy Ruckert
Defense: DT Haskell Garrett, DB Lathan Ransom, SAF Kourt Williams, SAF Ronnie Hickman, CB Denzel Burke, LB Tommy Eichenberg, LB Steele Chambers
Player of the Game: DE Zach Harrison
Special Teams Player of the Game: LB Teradja Mitchell and CB Demario McCall
Scout Team Players of the Week: QB Jagger LaRoe, OL Ben Christman, LB Reid Carrico and DL Bryce Prater