Saturday was amazing for a ton of different reasons, I don’t need to run them all down for you, but you should check out our coverage in the articles below anyway. But, one reason that it was great is because Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins broke a pair of two-decade old Big Ten records, and for his efforts, he was honored with his sixth Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award. That means that Haskins was the Player of the Week in half of his games this season.
With that, in addition to the conference passing yardage and passing touchdown records, Haskins now has more B1G Player of the Week awards in a single season than anyone in league history. Thanks to a scoring change that made Parris Campbell’s 78-yard touchdown a pass, rather than a run, Haskins was 20-for-31 for 396 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions in his first start against Michigan.
Watch Parris Campbell hit the corner and say GOODBYE pic.twitter.com/wyi4F9U0C0— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) November 24, 2018
The record that Haskins broke was that of fellow Buckeye Troy Smith, who had five in 2006 en route to winning that season’s Heisman Trophy. As a comparison, J.T. Barrett, the most decorated quarterback in Ohio State history, and one of the most accomplished in B1G history, has a total of nine weekly awards that he accumulated during his four seasons (more or less) as a starter.
After breaking two conference single-season records and helpling the Buckeyes clinch a berth in the Big Ten Championship Game, @OhioStateFB's Dwayne Haskins is the #B1GFootball Offensive Player of the Week. https://t.co/LTUE0D4r28 pic.twitter.com/Jd0WBJEYDf— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) November 26, 2018
Also recognized following the regular season finale were Iowa’s Anthony Nelson and Michigan State’s Josiah Scott as the co-Defensive Player of the Week, Minnesota’s Demetrius Douglas as the Special Teams Player of the Week, and Rondale Moore of Purdue was the Freshman of the Week.