Ohio State football: Big Ten awards just keep coming for Dwayne Haskins Jr.

Tim May
Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. gets off a pass while under pressure from Michigan defensive lineman Kwity Paye on Saturday in Ohio Stadium. [Adam Cairns]

Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. had a Big Ten record-setting day in the romp over Michigan on Saturday, and Monday he added another first — being named the league’s offensive player of the week for the sixth time in a season.

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The third-year sophomore had shared the previous record of five times being named to the honor with former OSU quarterback Troy Smith, who piled up his multiple awards in 2006 on the way to winning the Heisman Trophy.

In the 62-39 win over Michigan, Haskins threw for 396 yards and a school record-tying six touchdowns. Those upped his totals in both categories to Big Ten season records of 4,081 yards and 42 TD passes, with at least two games to play, including the Big Ten title match with Northwestern on Saturday in Indianapolis.

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Haskins is No.1 in the nation in TD passes and No.2 in passing yards.

Under his direction the Buckeyes have the No.2 total offense nationally (543.9-yard average) behind Kyler Murray-led Oklahoma (583.8).


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