Ohio State Quarterback Justin Fields, Defensive Tackle Tommy Togiai Earn Big Ten Player Of The Week Honors
After getting shut out from conference honors in Week 1, Ohio State had two Big Ten players of the week following a 38-25 win over Nebraska.
Quarterback Justin Fields was named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week, while defensive tackle Tommy Togiai won Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week outright.
Fields earned the honor after a dominant showing against the Nittany Lions, completing 28 of his 34 passes for four touchdowns, which brings him to six touchdowns with no interceptions on the season.
The Ohio State junior quarterback shared the honor with Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa who amassed 453 total yards and five total touchdowns in a Friday night upset win against Minnesota.
This was the first time that Fields, who was the Big Ten Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2019, has won a weekly award from the conference.
Togiai earned the first sack of his career against Penn State, then tallied on two more of a team high of three sacks on the game, to go along with his seven tackles. This was also Togiai’s first weekly honor from the Big Ten.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Ohio State Athletics
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