Lathan Ransom is showing out as Ohio State is taking on Indiana on Saturday.

Last month, the third-year safety was announced a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is given to the top defensive back in college football. Considering how Ransom is playing on Saturday, it’s not hard to see why he was nominated for the award.

Saturday alone, Ransom has 8 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1.5 tackles for a loss, a pass defended, and a punt blocked.

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Ransom’s sack and blocked punt came during one sequence early in the third quarter. Thanks to the blocked punt, the Buckeyes had tremendous short-field position.

The blocked punt by Ransom was the first blocked punt by Ohio State since 2019. QB CJ Stroud was able to capitalize on the opportunity with a short TD pass to Cade Stover to put Ohio State up 35-7.