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Scarlet Sunrise: Buckeyes name players of game from win over Toledo

Spencer Holbrook09/19/22
C.J. Stroud by Matt Parker -- Lettermen Row --
C.J. Stroud dominated Toledo. (Matt Parker/Lettermen Row)

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Buckeyes name players of game from win over Toledo

Ohio State demolished Toledo on Saturday night behind an incredible offensive performance.

Quarterback C.J. Stroud had five touchdown passes — and just five incompletions. For that performance, Stroud was named the Buckeyes offensive player of the game.

The program didn’t name a defensive player of the game yet from the win, but it did announce place kicker Jayden Fielding, a freshman walk-on who has become the Ohio State place kicker this fall, was named the special teams player of the game for his effort in putting kicks in the end zone for touchbacks.

After romping Toledo, now the Buckeyes can focus on entering Big Ten play as they prepare to face Wisconsin this Saturday night.

Buckeyes hold steady in latest polls after blowout win over Toledo

After romping Toledo to finish the out-of-conference portion of the schedule, the Buckeyes can now shift their focus to beating Wisconsin to open a new season of league play — with Ohio State not as the reigning Big Ten champ for the first time since 2017.

Ohio State will open Big Ten play with the No. 3 slot in the AP Poll for the third straight week, trailing only defending national runners-up Alabama and national champion Georgia. Michigan and Clemson rounded out the top five yet again.

Ohio State received one first-place vote after the win over Toledo, showing that there is still one pollster who thinks the Buckeyes could take down every other team in the country if they played right now.

Week 4 AP Poll (Sept. 18)

1. Georgia

2. Alabama

3. Ohio State

4. Michigan

5. Clemson

Ohio State heavily favored to beat Wisconsin

The Buckeyes are hosting Wisconsin for a black-out game in the Horseshoe. They’re playing in the primetime slot on ABC. And they’re a heavy favorite to stay perfect on the season and keep pace in the race for the College Football Playoff to close out September.

Ohio State opened as a 18.5-point favorite over Wisconsin for its Saturday night showdown in Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes (3-0) have been a double-digit favorite for all their games this season. The Badgers (2-1) are the underdog for the first time this season.

The total is set at 62.5 points, signaling the folks in the desert can see the Buckeyes racking up points with their potent offense.

Coming off a dominant performance against Toledo, Ohio State has plenty of momentum to carry into next week.

Counting down

Buckeyes vs. Wisconsin: 5 days away

Buckeyes vs. Michigan: 68 days away

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