Scarlet Sunrise: C.J. Stroud earns second-straight B1G weekly honor

CJ Stroud 4 by Birm-Lettermen Row
Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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C.J. Stroud earns second-straight B1G weekly honor

Ohio State had plenty of issues in its stunning loss to Oregon last weekend. Quarterback C.J. Stroud was not among the problems.

Stroud threw for 484 yards and three touchdowns — and he nearly led the Buckeyes to a comeback — in the loss to the Ducks. For the effort, Stroud was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the second-straight week. He also won the award in his debut against Minnesota.

Stroud and the Ohio State offense racked up more than 600 yards in the loss, proving they can move the ball and score. But the offense did stall on multiple occasion, and the Buckeyes were just 2-5 on fourth downs.

But Stroud had one of the most prolific passing days in program history, and for that, he was honored yet again as the top freshman in the Big Ten.

Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters

Ohio State has several questions to answer as the coaching staff and personnel look for answers, and Lettermen Live is back at Roosters to break it all down.

Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Ward leads a crew that features former Buckeyes linebacker Bobby Carpenter, former Ohio State defensive back Tyvis Powell, Nicole Cox from Roosters and Lettermen Row director of recruiting Jeremy Birmingham.

What sort of fixes do Ryan Day, Kerry Coombs and the Buckeyes need to make to address a struggling defense? Do changes need to be made to the scheme to avoid getting gashed in the run game again?

As for the offense, C.J. Stroud threw for nearly 500 yards and tossed three touchdowns. He also threw a back-breaking interception during the Ohio State comeback bid. How should Stroud be viewed following his second start and what improvements does he need to make?

You won’t want to miss all that and more Buckeyes news that is featured in the latest episode of Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters.

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The Lettermen Row crew will be live from Urban Meyer’s Pint House in Dublin’s Bridge Park on Thursday night for a full preview of the Buckeyes attempt to turn their season around against Tulsa after a brutal loss to Oregon.

The next edition of the show will be Thursday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m., and there will be plenty of Ohio State guests on hand to break down the pursuit of a win after the Buckeyes rare loss. Come out to see Bobby Carpenter, Zach Boren, Cardale Jones, Tyvis Powell and other former Buckeyes greats give their insight about the upcoming game with the Golden Hurricane and give predictions about yet another nonconference matchup in the Horseshoe.

Get set with the panel of former Buckeyes with analysis, stories, delicious food from Urban Meyer’s Pint House in Dublin and some cold Coors Light. Don’t miss the next show Thursday at 7 p.m.

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