Ohio State’s Offense Well-Represented On All-Big Ten Teams

By November 30, 2022 (12:35 pm)Football

As Ohio State boasted the top-ranked total and scoring offense in the Big Ten this season, the Buckeyes saw several players land on all-conference teams for their efforts this season.

Quarterback C.J. Stroud, wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. and offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. were each elected to first-team honors by the conference’s coaches and media, while offensive guard Donovan Jackson earned the nod from the media.

Stroud and Harrison cultivated a dominant connection all season long, as Harrison corralled 72 receptions for 1,157 yards and 12 touchdowns of Stroud’s 235 completions (66.2 percent completion percentage), 3,340 yards and 37 touchdowns. Stroud was named the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and the Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year while Harrison picked up the Richter-Howard Reciever of the Year award from the conference.

As for Johnson and Jackson, the offensive line duo helped the Buckeyes allow just eight sacks this season — the fifth-best mark in the country. In the running game, Johnson and Jackson sprung lanes for Ohio State’s array of running backs and led the Buckeyes to 198.5 rushing yards per game — third-best in the conference.

Wide receiver Emeka Egbuka, offensive guard Matthew Jones and offensive tackle Dawand Jones each landed on the All-Big Ten second team, as Egbuka and Matthew Jones were elected by both the coaches and media while Dawand Jones picked up honors from the media. Egbuka blossomed alongside Harrison as one of Stroud’s favorite targets, snagging 66 receptions for 1,039 yards and nine scores.

Moving on to the third team, running back Miyan Williams, center Luke Wypler and tight end Cade Stover were all represented as Williams earned the nod from the conference’s coaches and media, while Wypler and Stover were each selected by the media. Despite bouncing in and out of the lineup, Williams led the Buckeyes with 817 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns on an average of 6.5 yards per attempt. Stover emerged as a legitimate receiving threat out of the tight end position, a rarity in Ohio State offenses, hauling in 35 catches for 399 yards and five touchdowns.

Running back TreVeyon Henderson, who played in eight games this season, was an All-Big Ten honorable mention as he churned out 571 yards and six touchdowns when available this season.

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