COLUMBUS, Ohio – The best first-start performance statistically by an Ohio State quarterback has earned sophomore signal caller Dwayne Haskins the Big Ten Conference’s offensive player of the week honor this week.
Haskins threw for 313 passing yards and five touchdowns Saturday to lead the No. 5/3 Buckeyes to a 77-31 victory over Oregon State before 102,169 fans at Ohio Stadium. His 300-yard passing game was the 30th in school history, but none prior had come in a quarterback’s first-ever start. His five TD passes are tied for the second-highest total at Ohio State.
Haskins completed his first eight passes and led the Buckeyes to touchdowns on his first seven possessions. He was a pretty good mixer-upper, too: he completed passes to seven different receivers and threw TD passes to four receivers, including two to senior captain Terry McLaurin, who had a personal best 121 receiving yards off his four catches.
Ohio State hosts Rutgers at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The Big Ten Network will televise the game.