For the second week in a row, Holy Landers and Buckeye Nation made sure their voice was definitely heard. In what started as a back-and-forth battle for the Land-Grant Holy Land MVP of the Week award, the contest ultimately ended with a 2018 quarterback running away with your votes.
Locking up 53% of the votes last week, junior signal caller Emory Jones was named the Player of the Week over his soon-to-be Buckeye teammates Tate Martell (30%), Josh Myers (8%), Brendon White (5%), and Wyatt Davis (5%).
Most of the Ohio State commits were back in action over the weekend. After shining under the lights, which Buckeye pledge did enough to secure your MVP vote this time around?
The poll is now open. Here are your five Week 3 nominees:
The Bishop Gorman (NV) class of 2017 quarterback once again didn’t just show off his arm, but also his legs in Fridays match-up against fellow OSU commit Wyatt Davis and St. John Bosco (CA).
In the hard fought battle between highly ranked programs, Martell led Bishop Gorman back from a halftime deficit to defeat his future teammate Davis and St. John Bosco by a final score of 35-20.
Stat wise, Martell stacked the sheet. Through the air the four-star talent completed 7 of his 15 passing attempts for 138 yards and three touchdowns, while also carrying the ball 17 times for 113 yards and another score to help pace Bishop Gorman to the win.
After a less than stellar performance through the air last week, White bounced back on Friday against St. Thomas More (ON).
Going 9 of 18 for 235 yards and four touchdowns -- three to his favorite receiving target Johnny Wiseman -- White’s stranglehold on the St. Thomas More defense wasn’t done there.
Helping the Patriots roll past the Knights, 55-10, White, who could end up on the defensive side of the ball at the college level, rushed for 84 yards and another Olentangy Liberty touchdown on just four carries.
Things might not have went as planned for Cage and his Winton Woods squad on Friday, but the four-star defensive tackle was still a force up front against Springboro for the majority of the game.
Taking one on the chin, 36-28, Cage ended the game with five total tackles and a quarterback sack.
Seeing time on both sides of the ball for Trinity Christian (FL), Wade came up huge in key moments to get the Conquerors past University Christian, 31-23.
Playing wide receiver, Wade’s play of the evening came in the second quarter when the longtime OSU pledge bobbled a pass, picked up the fumble, and raced nearly 70 yards for a touchdown.
That wasn’t the only play that got fans on their feet. Locking down receivers as a cornerback, Wade also came up with a nice interception snag.
For the second week in a row, Williamson caused a turnover for the IMG Academy (FL) defense.
In Saturday’s 49-7 win over Booker T. Washington (OK), the Westerville native scooped up a fumble and raced 60 yards to the endzone for a touchdown.