It turns out Dwayne Haskins doesn’t even need to be on the field to set records.
Ohio State’s sophomore quarterback from Potomac, Md., was named the co-offensive player of the week in the Big Ten on Monday, marking the fifth time he has picked up the award this season. That ties him with former Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith for the most offensive player of the week awards in a single season.
Smith won it five times in 2006, the same year he won the Heisman Trophy.
Haskins’ latest honor came after he led Ohio State back from three 14-point deficits in a 52-51 overtime win at Maryland on Saturday. Haskins completed 28 of 38 passes for 405 yards and three touchdowns with one interception. He also showed off a newfound knack for rushing, carrying the ball 15 times for 59 yards and another three scores.
In the win, Haskins broke the Ohio State single-season records for passing yards (3,330 by Joe Germaine in 1998) and passing touchdowns (35 by J.T. Barrett last year). Through 11 games, Haskins has thrown for 3,685 yards and 36 touchdowns.
He shared the award with Wisconsin sophomore running back Jonathan Taylor, who ran for 321 yards in a 47-44 triple-overtime win over Purdue.
Maryland running back Anthony McFarland, who ran for 298 yards and two scores on 21 carries against the Buckeyes, was the conference freshman of the week.