Togiai And Fields Honored For OSU
Ohio State defensive tackle Tommy Togiai (72) hand fights with Penn State offensive lineman Nicholas Dawkins (66) during an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Ohio State defeated Penn State 38-25. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)

(official Big Ten release) 11-2-2020

Following Big Ten football games on Oct. 30-31, the Co-Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week and Co-Freshmen of the Week in the Big Ten were announced this morning. Below are this week’s honorees:

Co-Offensive Players of the Week
Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland
So., QB, Ewa Beach, Hawaii/Thompson

  • Became the third Big Ten player in the last 20 seasons to notch 350 passing yards, three passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in a single game as Maryland defeated Minnesota in overtime
  • Completed 26-of-35 passes for 394 yards, he 10th most single-game passing yards in school history and the most since Danny O’Brien passed for 417 yards against N.C. State in 2010
  • Added 59 rushing yards, including a 39-yard touchdown in the first quarter
  • Collects his first career Offensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Maryland Offensive Player of the Week: Javon Leake (Oct. 29, 2018)

Justin Fields, Ohio State
Jr., QB, Kennesaw, Ga./Harrison

  • Threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns while completing 28-of-34 passes as Ohio State defeated Penn State
  • First seven passes were all completions, giving him 16 consecutive completions over two games to tie the school record set by J.T. Barrett in 2016
  • Directed the Ohio State offense to 526 total yards in the contest
  • Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: J.K. Dobbins (Dec. 2, 2019)

Defensive Player of the Week
Tommy Togiai, Ohio State
Jr., DT, Pocatello, Idaho/Highland

  • Recorded a career-best three sacks at Penn State on Saturday night
  • Led the team with a career-high seven tackles, including four solo stops
  • Anchored a defense that held the Nittany Lions to 44 yards rushing
  • Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Chase Young (Nov. 25, 2019)


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