COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State placekicker Noah Ruggles was named the Big Ten’s co-Specialist of the Week on Monday, the conference office announced.
Ruggles, a graduate transfer from the University of North Carolina, was four-for-four on field goal attempts in Saturday night’s 33-24 win over No. 20 Penn State. His makes came from 35, 23, 25 and 26 yards. He made two in the fourth quarter, including a final one with 2:41 remaining that gave the Buckeyes a two-score lead.
Ruggles’ four field goals marked the most in a game by an Ohio State kicker in nearly 10 years, since Drew Basil also made four against Michigan in 2012. For the season, Ruggles in a perfect 11-for-11 on field goal attempts with a long of 44 yards and 47-for-47 on extra points.
The Buckeyes, ranked No. 6 in this week’s Associated Press poll, travel to Nebraska on Saturday and kickoff against the Cornhuskers at noon ET. The game will be televised on FOX.
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