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Who graded as champion in Buckeyes win over Rutgers?
Ohio State cruised to a 49-27 win over Rutgers on Saturday night to improve to 3-0. But before the Buckeyes can turn their full attention to a road trip to a confident Maryland team, they made sure to release the name of champions from the blowout win over Rutgers in primetime.
Of course, Justin Fields, Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson were offensive champions. And playmakers Shaun Wade and Jonathon Cooper earned the honor, as well. But who else graded as a champion? The list is here:
Ohio State champions vs. Rutgers
Offensive champions: RB Master Teague, TE Jeremy Ruckert, TE Luke Farrell, WR Chris Olave, WR Garrett Wilson, WR Jameson Williams, WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, OT Thayer Munford
Offensive players of the game: QB Justin Fields and OT Nicholas Petit-Frere
Defensive champions: DT Tommy Togiai, DE Tyler Friday, DE Javontae Jean-Baptiste, DE Jonathon Cooper, LB Justin Hilliard, CB Shaun Wade, CB Sevyn Banks, S Josh Proctor
Defensive and special teams player of the game: LB Tuf Borland
Scout team players of the week: Darrion Henry-Young, Ryan Batsch, Sam Wiglusz, Jakob James
New Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters
After another blowout win, this time against Rutgers, Ohio State appears to be gearing up for another run at the College Football Playoff, and Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters is back to break down every angle of the Buckeyes through three games.
Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Ward is joined by former Ohio State players Michael Bennett, Doug Worthington, Justin Zwick and Anthony Schlegel for a discussion about the Buckeyes weird, wild blowout win over Rutgers. The guys break down their biggest takeaways, the run-game struggles, how to assess the team after the weirdness that was the win over Rutgers and more. The panel also breaks down the upcoming road trip to Maryland, a team that has won two straight games.
Nicole Cox from Roosters also joined the show to give an update about how to safely watch the Buckeyes while enjoying Roosters this fall and give a game pick of her own for Saturday.
Five-star cornerback joins Birminology
Questions about the Michigan program have opened up a door for Ohio State, LSU, USC and others in the recruitment of five-star cornerback and Michigan legacy Will Johnson.
The Buckeyes are working hard to encourage him to make the short trip to Columbus in the near future and for his foreseeable future and Johnson is definitely listening, thanks in major part to the recruiting being done by the Ohio State 2022 recruiting class, namely C.J. Hicks, Dasan McCullough and Bennett Christian.
What else does Will Johnson have to say about Ohio State? How much pressure does he feel to stay home and following his fatherâ€™s footsteps by playing for the home-state Wolverines? Will he and fellow 5-star cornerback Domani Jackson continue to plan on playing together at the next level?
Find out the answers to those questions and more in the latest episode ofÂ BirminologyÂ from Lettermen Row.
Weekend Kickoff presented by Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems
Lettermen Row Weekend Kickoff presented by Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems: The Whatever It Takes Pregame Show will be back at Urban Meyerâ€™s Pint House this Thursday to preview the weekend full of college football games, including the Buckeyes upcoming road game against Maryland.
The next edition of the show will be Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m., and there will be plenty of Ohio State guests on hand to break down the latest developments and preview the weekend of football ahead. Come out to see Bobby Carpenter, Zach Boren, Anthony Schlegel, Michael Bennett and other former Buckeyes greats give their insight about the upcoming games and how they think the Buckeyes will fare against Maryland.
Get set with the panel of former Buckeyes with analysis, stories, delicious food from Urban Meyerâ€™s Pint House in Dublin and some cold Coors Light. Donâ€™t miss the next show this Thursday at 7 p.m.
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