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Dre’Mont Jones named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

A big interception against TCU was just one of the highlights from Jones’ performance.

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Matt Tamanini Matt Tamanini is the co-managing editor of Land-Grant Holy Land having joined the site in 2016.

It could be argued that Dre’Mont Jones taking over the game in the second half is what propelled the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes to their biggest win of the season in a 40-28 defeat of the then-No. 15 TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday night.

In addition to his career-high six tackles, the Buckeye defensive lineman had a remarkable interception return for a touchdown that helped swing the game in OSU’s favor. For his efforts, Jones was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.

Included in his six tackles was a pair of sacks, and with fellow defensive line-mate Nick Bosa missing the second half due to a groin injury, Jones’ impact was doubling important for the Buckeyes.

The other players receiving B1G’s weekly honors were Purdue quarterback David Blough as the Offensive Player of the Week, Indiana’s J-Shun Harris II for Special Teams, and IU’s running back Stevie Scott as the Freshman of the Week.