Buckeyes QB C.J. Stroud named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for Toledo Game

C.J. Stroud signals to God before Toledo game (courtesy OSU Athletic Communications)
C.J Stroud OSU QB 9 17 2022 Buckeyes 77 Toledo 21 Postgame Presser

SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

COLUMBUS, Ohio â€“ For the second time in as many weeks, an Ohio State Buckeye has earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors. On Monday, it was quarterback C.J. Stroud, who completed 22 of 27 passes for 367 yards and five touchdowns on Saturday night in a 77-21 win over Toledo.

Stroud guided an offense that finished with 763 total yards – the second-high in single game program history – and scored touchdowns on each of its first seven possessions. It was the fourth time in 15 career starts that Stroud completed 80 percent or better of his passes and was the 11th 300-yard game in his career.

Nationally, Stroud’s 11 touchdown passes are tied for first and his 72.9 completion percentage ranks eighth. He’s also ninth in yards per game (313.7) and fourth in yards per attempt (11.1).

The Buckeyes, who remained at No. 3 in this week’s Associated Press and Coaches polls, opens Big Ten Conference play with a primetime game against Wisconsin on Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. inside Ohio Stadium. Tickets to the game are available online at http://go.osu.edu/fbtix.

COURTESY OSU ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

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