Ohio State makes B1G history with clean sweep of top conference individual awards
The historic season Ohio State has had isn’t limited to the field. This week, the Buckeyes made even more B1G history by sweeping the conference’s top individual awards.
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields was named the Offensive Player of the Year, defensive end Chase Young earned Defensive Player of the Year honors and Ryan Day was awarded the B1G Coach of the Year title. That’s the first time in B1G history one team has won all three awards in the same season.
Fields and Young are considered to be Heisman Trophy candidates and Day a National Coach of the Year candidate.
The Buckeyes just concluded their perfect regular season with a 56-27 victory over Michigan last Saturday. They won every game on the schedule by double figures, and 11 of 12 contests by 24 points or more. Ohio State faces Wisconsin in the B1G Championship Game on Saturday in Indianapolis.
Fields accounted for 3,124 yards and 47 total touchdowns in his first year as a starting quarterback. He threw 37 touchdown passes with just one interception and completed over 68 percent of his passes.
Young ended his year with 38 total tackles, 16.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss. He also forced six fumbles, blocked a field goal and broke up a pass.
Day guided the Buckeyes to a 12-0 record in his first season as the head coach in Columbus.
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