December 2, 2019

Champions, Players of the Game Announced vs. Michigan


COLUMBUS, Ohio – On the heels of its 56-27 victory at Michigan on Saturday, Ohio State named each player who saw playing time as a champion and also highlighted the efforts of J.K. Dobbins, Justin Fields, DaVon Hamilton, Jeff Okudah, Jake Hausmann and Justin Hilliard as the offensive, defensive and special teams Players of the Game, respectively.

Dobbins and Fields guided an offense that finished with 577 yards of total offense. The Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, Dobbins ran for a career-high 211 yards on 31 carries and scored four touchdowns. Fields, meanwhile, has his second career 300-yard passing day, completing 14-of-25 passes for 302 yards and four touchdowns. Fields and Dobbins are the first set of Ohio State teammates to score four touchdowns against Michigan.

Ohio State won at Michigan Stadium for the fourth consecutive time, its longest streak in the rivalry.

Hamilton led a defensive line effort that held the Wolverines under 100 yards rushing. A fifth-year senior, Hamilton had a career-high five tackles and added a sack and two tackles-for-loss. Okudah had a tackle and two pass breakups to key a effort in the secondary that held Michigan’s Shea Patterson to just four-of-24 passing in the second half.

On special teams, Hausmann was a key member of the punt unit that averaged 45.5 yards on four punts. Hilliard, meanwhile, started the game at linebacker in addition to playing on kickoff coverage. He made two tackles in the game.

Champions vs. Michigan
Offense: Everyone who played
Players of the Game: J.K. Dobbins and Justin Fields
Defense: Everyone who played
Special Teams Players of the Game: Jake Hausmann and Justin Hilliard
Scout Team Players of the Week: Alex Williams, Zaid Hamdan, Craig Young, Danny Vanatsky and Brandon Pahl