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.
After notching a 28-yard interception return for a TD and a career-high 6 tackles against TCU, @OhioStateFB DT Dre'Mont Jones is the #B1GFootball Defensive Player of the Week. https://t.co/9MlABeAKb2 pic.twitter.com/QySrjN6F9D— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) September 17, 2018
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.