The Buckeyes got it done for the third straight week, handedly beating Indiana 52-10, tying their most-lopsided result of the season.
The second straight 42-point victory again came with solid play in all aspects of the game, with a blocked punt, 314 rushing yards and five team sacks being some of the major highlights.
Following the game, these are the players that stood out to the members of the BSB staff.
Wyatt Crosher, BSB
J.K. Dobbins will get all the headlines, and rightfully so, but redshirt freshman running back Master Teague completely established himself as the No. 2 back in the Indiana win.
Teague rushed only 10 times, but managed to pull together 106 yards, including once for 40 yards into the end zone. The second-year back used his typical power style to push through the gaps and gain plenty of extra yards on each of his rushes, but also showed loads of speed to be able to break free in the open field.
For Teague, who has shown flashes in the small glimpses that have been seen from him, this could be the type of performance that sticks him firmly behind Dobbins in the depth chart, and ahead of other names like Demario McCall, Marcus Crowley and Steele Chambers.
Just because I shouldn’t pick Chase Young every week, my Buckeye Leaf goes to Teague.
Andrew Lind, BSB
Chris Olave continues to show why Ohio State recruited him over Purdue’s dynamic wide receiver Rondale Moore late in the 2018 recruiting cycle.
The sophomore receiver continues to be quarterback Justin Fields’ go-to, hauling in three receptions for 70 yards and a 37-yard score. He also blocked a punt that rolled out of the back of the end zone for a safety.
Olave’s excellent route-running on offense and knack for finding the ball on special teams makes him one of the most well-rounded players in the country. And if he continues to make an impact in both phases of the game, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the conversation for the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s best wide receiver at the end of the season.
Patrick Mayhorn, BSB
After a slow start to the season against Florida Atlantic, running back J.K. Dobbins has caught fire the last two games, and while he didn’t land one last week, he gets a Buckeye Leaf from me this week. The junior halfback ran for 193 yards on 22 carries, and added a score, though he found the end zone twice, with the second coming on a short pass reception.
To put it simply, Dobbins was flawless against the Hoosiers. He got a lot of help from his line, but he found holes well, ran as hard as he’s ever run, and put up one of the most impressive runs of his career on his 26-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. It was a full day of bouncing off would-be tacklers, and while I’m not quite ready to say that Dobbins is fully back, he certainly looks a lot like his freshman form right now, and Ohio State will need that to continue.