Ohio State football: Dre'Mont Jones earns player of the week honor

Tim May
Ohio State Buckeyes defensive tackle Dre'Mont Jones (86) sacks TCU Horned Frogs safety Markell Simmons (3) during the 3rd quarter of their game at AT&T Stadium at Arlington, Texas on September 15, 2018. [Kyle Robertson]

Dre’Mont Jones made the pivotal play in Ohio State’s come-from-behind win over Texas Christian on Saturday night, and on Monday the defensive tackle was rewarded by being named the Big Ten defensive player of the week.

Jones’ interception of a shovel pass and 28-yard return for a touchdown was the second score in a three-TD flurry in 4 minutes, 1 second in the third quarter that took the Buckeyes from an eight-point deficit to a 12-point lead.

The score was part of a dynamic evening for Jones. He had a chance at another interception earlier in the game, leaping at the line of scrimmage to knock down a pass from TCU quarterback Shawn Robinson. Jones had two tackles for loss, including a sack, among his six overall tackles.

Also, The Buckeyes' game at Penn State next Saturday will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and be televised on ABC (Channel 6), the Big Ten announced Monday.

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