Ohio State football: Chase Young, J.K. Dobbins earn Big Ten awards

J.K. Dobbins is the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (Photo: David Jablonski)
J.K. Dobbins is the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (Photo: David Jablonski)

Ohio State dominated Wisconsin on both sides of the ball Saturday, so it is only fitting the Big Ten football players of the week on offense and defense are both Buckeyes.

J.K. Dobbins was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after totaling 221 all-purpose yards against the Badgers.

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He averaged 8.1 yards per carry while piling up 163 yards on the ground and becoming the first Ohio State player to cross the 1,000-yard mark as a freshman, sophomore and junior.

The Texas native also had 58 yards on three catches.

Chase Young was even better on the other side of the ball, making the end's choice as Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week a foregone conclusion.

The Maryland native tied the school single-game record with four sacks, and his nation-leading 13.5 sacks are just half a sack shy of matching the school single-season record held by Vernon Gholston since 2007.

Young was also named the national defensive player of the week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

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