Ohio State football's C.J. Stroud named the Big Ten freshman of the week for a fifth time

Joey Kaufman
The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) throws a pass during the third quarter of the NCAA football game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.

Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud was named the Big Ten’s freshman of the week for a fifth time this season after throwing for 266 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday’s 54-7 blowout win at Indiana.

Stroud, who passed for three of his touchdowns in the first half to help the Buckeyes build a big lead, previously received the weekly recognition following wins over Maryland and Rutgers earlier this month.

He was also the league's co-offensive player of the week following his passing performance against Maryland.

Fellow quarterback Kyle McCord and running back TreVeyon Henderson were also recipients following games in September. 

Joey Kaufman covers Ohio State football for The Columbus Dispatch. Contact him at jkaufman@dispatch.com or on Twitter @joeyrkaufman.

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