Two days after threatening Ohio State’s single-game school record for passing yardage, Dwayne Haskins Jr. was named the Big Ten offensive player of the week Monday for the second straight week, and fourth time this season.
The third-year sophomore quarterback from The Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland, passed for 455 yards and six touchdowns in the No. 3 Buckeyes’ 49-26 win over Indiana on Saturday.
His total was 3 yards short of the school record of 458 set by Art Schlichter in 1981 in a loss to Florida State. The six TD passes tied a school record shared by Kenny Guiton and J.T. Barrett (twice).
Haskins ranks first nationally in touchdown passes (25), and is No. 3 in passing yards (1,919) and No. 5 in passing efficiency (190.8 rating).
Interestingly, Haskins thought the Ohio State offense could have played better against the Hoosiers, especially in the first half. But he and his receivers eventually cranked it up. Parris Campbell ended up with nine catches for 142 yards and two touchdowns, including a 71-yard catch-and-run for a TD on the Buckeyes’ third offensive play of the second half.
“I thought it was pretty solid,” Haskins said. He added that the team still has “things to work on. That’s just the game we play — not everything is going to perfect. We’ve just gotta be able to deal with that.
“Even though we know that we won the game, there are things we’ve got to work on, of course, but be satisfied with the W, and looking forward to playing Minnesota.”
The Gophers (3-2, 0-2) visit Ohio Stadium for a noon start on Saturday.