Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but on Monday, Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins was selected as the Big Ten Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week. In his historic passing performance against Indiana, Haskins tied school records in completions (33) and passing touchdowns (6), and finished just three yards shy of the yardage record as well. The B1G honor was his fourth in the first six weeks of the season, and continued the Buckeyes’ streak of having an individual weekly award winner following every game thus far.
Haskins finished the homecoming matchup against IU going 33-of-44 for 455 yards and six touchdowns. He did double his season interception total, though, with a pair of picks.
With that performance, Haskins has thrown for 1,919 yards, and is on pace to smash the current Ohio State record for passing yards in a season (3,330) set 20 years ago by Joe Germaine. With every week, Haskins is further cementing his place in the Heisman Trophy hierarchy.
After becoming the first #B1G QB to have 3 games with at least 5 TD passes in 1 season, @OhioStateFB's Dwayne Haskins is the #B1GFootball Offensive Player of the Week. https://t.co/Yl6Ky6dCao pic.twitter.com/2mwjWD45rt— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) October 8, 2018
Also recognized by the conference were Iowa’s Anthony Nelson as the Defensive Player of the Week, Maryland’s Ty Johnson as Special Teams Player of the Week, and Iowa’s Riley Moss as the B1G Freshman of the Week.