ESPN projects Ohio State to sweep B1G awards
There’s winning games and there’s what Ohio State does.
For opponents, it’s almost a form of cruel and unusual punishment. In their 4-0 start, the Buckeyes have an average margin of victory of 47.8 points per game. Yes, that’s a real statistic.
That wouldn’t be possible without some of the best players in the country. ESPN has acknowledged that and is projecting big things for Ohio State as a team and for the individuals.
On Tuesday, the latest B1G awards projections had the Buckeyes running a clean sweep in the three biggest categories. After five weeks of the season, five players from Columbus have been named to the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year, Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year and Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year.
J.T. Barrett and Curtis Samuel were listed as the top two candidates for the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year award and Mike Weber was listed fifth. Defensively, Malik Hooker was the top candidate and Marshon Lattimore was listed as the fourth-best on the list.
Weber was also listed as the top running back for the Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year award.
It’s still early in the season and things can certainly change around but if Ohio State continues to dominate games like it has, there could be a lot of awards headed to Columbus at the end of the season.