Chase Young, J.K. Dobbins Earn Big Ten Player Of The Week Honors

By November 25, 2019 (1:29 pm)Football, Wyatt Crosher
image_pdfClick for PDFimage_printClick to Print

Following a 28-17 win over a then-top 10 team in Penn State, Ohio State had both of its No. 2s earning conference awards for their performances in the victory.

Junior defensive end Chase Young was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week following a nine-tackle, three-sack performance against the Nittany Lions.

With the performance, Young broke Vernon Gholston’s program record (14) of most sacks in a single season. He now has 16 1/2 sacks on the year in nine games played.

This is Young’s second Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award of the season and the third of his career. He also received the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week award on Sunday for his game against Penn State.

On offense, junior running back J.K. Dobbins’ did enough to earn co-Offensive Player of the Week honors in the Big Ten for rushing for 157 yards and two touchdowns against the Nittany Lions.

With the performance, he passed Eddie George for No. 3 on the Ohio State all-time rushing list, and his 3,902 yards puts him 60 yards behind Ezekiel Elliott for second.

This is both Dobbins’ third Offensive Player of the Week award of the season and of his collegiate career.

The Ohio State back shared the award with a player he will be going up against on Saturday, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson.

Against Indiana, Patterson completed 20 of 32 passes for 366 yards for five touchdowns and an interception in a 39-14 victory.

Over the past two games, Patterson has thrown for 750 yards and nine touchdowns with just the one pick.

For four free issues of the weekly print edition of Buckeye Sports Bulletin, no card required, sign up at the link here: http://www.buckeyesports.com/subscribe-4issue-trial/