Ohio State hands out champion grades following season-opening win over Nebraska
The 2020 season couldn’t have started much better for Ohio State. Playing against Nebraska, the Buckeyes cruised past the Huskers in a 52-17 blowout win.
A few days after the win, Ohio State continued its tradition of handing out champion grades. Here is the list the team released on Monday:
Ohio State champion grades from the season-opening blowout over Nebraska: pic.twitter.com/wivFVTZoQY
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Defensively, the Buckeyes put the clamps down on Nebraska after a couple of early Husker touchdowns. That effort was led by defensive lineman Haskell Garrett. Just his comeback alone was remarkable. He returned to the field just eight weeks after being shot in the face and earned Ohio State’s first sack.
Offensively, many of quarterback Justin Fields’ targets earned the champion grade. But it’s Fields who certainly earned his Player of the Game honor as he finished with more touchdowns than incompletions.
Chris Booker earns the Special Teams Player of the Game. Though there aren’t any specific statistics to back that claim up, there is one heckuva story. Booker was a member of the Ohio State club football team two years ago. He has since worked his way onto the Buckeye roster and was key to his team’s kickoff coverage on Saturday.