Ohio State football's C.J. Stroud is named Big Ten offensive player of the week

Joey Kaufman
The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud has been named the Big Ten’s offensive player of the week after throwing for 367 yards and five touchdowns in a rout of Toledo on Saturday night.

Stroud’s five touchdown passes were among the most in any of his 15 starts with the Buckeyes, surpassed only by the six he had tossed in the Rose Bowl last January.

He completed 22 of 27 passes against the Rockets before coming out late in the third quarter as the Buckeyes rested most of their starters.

Sep 17, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) looks for an open man during Saturday's NCAA Division I football game against the Toledo Rockets at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Barbara Perenic/Columbus Dispatch

Stroud received the weekly honor from the conference twice last season.

Buckeyes wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. was named the co-offensive player of the week last Monday after he caught three touchdowns in a win over Arkansas State on Sept. 10.

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

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