Ohio State’s Justin Fields, Drue Chrisman Earn Big Ten Player Of The Week Honors

By December 7, 2020 (1:00 pm)Football
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Justin Fields and Drue Chrisman received recognition for their standout performances in Ohio State’s 52-10 thrashing of Michigan State. 

Fields, a junior quarterback, was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, while Chrisman, a fifth-year senior punter, was named Co-Special Teams Player of the Week. 

Fields completed 17 of 24 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns without a turnover. The reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year added a career-high 104 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 13 attempts, totaling 303 yards of offense and four scores. 

The former five-star from Kennesaw, Ga., paces the Big Ten in passing efficiency (196.1), passing yards per game (281.4), completion percentage (78.1) and yards per attempt (10.3). 

Through five games, Fields has thrown for 1,407 yards on 107-of-137 passing with  15 touchdowns to just three interceptions. The dual-threat dynamo has added 239 rushing yards and five scores on 55 attempts. 

Chrisman continued his punting brilliance in Spartan Stadium, where he had pinned Michigan State inside its six-yard line five times in 2018. He made his return worthwhile, averaging 53.4 yards on five punts, and pinning two inside the two-yard line. The fifth-year senior punter from Cincinnati also booted a career-long 74-yard punt, marking the eighth-longest punt in Ohio State history.

 Chrisman ranks second in the Big Ten in yards per punt at 45.1. Against the Spartans, he passed A.J. Trapasso for second place on the all-time list with 80 career punts inside the 20-yard line. Cameron Johnston (2013-16) holds the record with 109.

Photo courtesy of Dept. of Ohio State Athletics.

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