C.J. Stroud Named Big Ten Offensive Player Of The Week For Second Time This Season

By October 10, 2022 (11:28 am)Football

For the second time in as many weeks, a Buckeye has been named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week as third-year quarterback C.J. Stroud was awarded the honor following his six-touchdown outing against Michigan State. Stroud decimated the Spartans for 361 yards while completing 81 percent of passes.

This is Stroud’s second time picking up the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week this season — the first coming for his performance against Toledo on Sept. 17. He is the fourth Buckeye in five weeks to be honored by the conference, joining linebacker Tommy Eichenberg (Week Four), running back Miyan Williams (Week Five) and wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. (Week Two).

Stroud become the first quarterback in Big Ten history to throw for six touchdowns on three separate occasions, doing so against Michigan State last season, Utah in the 2022 Rose Bowl and Saturday. It also marked the third time he tied Ohio State’s single-game passing touchdown record, slotting himself alongside former OSU quarterbacks Justin Fields, Dwayne Haskins (twice), J.T. Barrett (twice) and Kenny Guiton.

Stroud also surpassed Fields (63) on the program’s all-time touchdown passes leaderboard, as his six touchdowns against the Spartans pushed him to second all-time with 68 — trailing only J.T. Barrett (104).

After Saturday’s scoring outburst, Stroud ranks No. 1 in the nation with 24 touchdowns on the season.

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