Ohio State sets season-high mark in 'champion' grades following blowout of MSU
College football fans were ready for Week 12’s huge matchup between No. 7 Michigan State traveling to take on No. 4 Ohio State. As it turned out, Ohio State was more ready as they easily dominated Michigan State at home 56-7. Ohio State outscored Michigan State 49-0 in the first half.
Ohio State dominated in all phases of the game from the offense, defense, and special teams. On Monday, the Buckeyes graded out 33 players with a champion-level performance, the most this season. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as many players for Ohio State contributed to this dominating performance.
Ohio State graded a season-high 33 players as champions from Saturday’s 56-7 win over Michigan State: pic.twitter.com/OCYBNJEwwE
— Joey Kaufman (@joeyrkaufman) November 22, 2021
OSU said its standard is playing at least 15 plays and grading out at 80 pct or better: https://t.co/KybwuPwTTW
— Nathan Baird (@nwbaird) November 22, 2021
Ohio State named quarterback C.J. Stroud and wide receiver Chris Olave as the Offensive Players of the Game. Stroud passed for 32-of-35 in the air for 432 yards, 6 touchdowns, and a QBR of 98.7. Olave recorded 7 receptions for 140 yards and 2 touchdowns as he broke the program record for most receiving touchdowns in a career.
The defensive line for Ohio State was named “Players” of the Game for holding Michigan State’s offense to 66 rushing yards on 21 carries. Demario McCall was named Special Teams Player of the Game.