Togiai And Fields Honored For OSU

(official Big Ten release) 11-2-2020

Following Big Ten football games on Oct. 30-31, the Co-Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week and Co-Freshmen of the Week in the Big Ten were announced this morning. Below are this week’s honorees:

Co-Offensive Players of the Week
Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland
So., QB, Ewa Beach, Hawaii/Thompson

  • Became the third Big Ten player in the last 20 seasons to notch 350 passing yards, three passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in a single game as Maryland defeated Minnesota in overtime
  • Completed 26-of-35 passes for 394 yards, he 10th most single-game passing yards in school history and the most since Danny O’Brien passed for 417 yards against N.C. State in 2010
  • Added 59 rushing yards, including a 39-yard touchdown in the first quarter
  • Collects his first career Offensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Maryland Offensive Player of the Week: Javon Leake (Oct. 29, 2018)

Justin Fields, Ohio State
Jr., QB, Kennesaw, Ga./Harrison

  • Threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns while completing 28-of-34 passes as Ohio State defeated Penn State
  • First seven passes were all completions, giving him 16 consecutive completions over two games to tie the school record set by J.T. Barrett in 2016
  • Directed the Ohio State offense to 526 total yards in the contest
  • Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: J.K. Dobbins (Dec. 2, 2019)

Defensive Player of the Week
Tommy Togiai, Ohio State
Jr., DT, Pocatello, Idaho/Highland

  • Recorded a career-best three sacks at Penn State on Saturday night
  • Led the team with a career-high seven tackles, including four solo stops
  • Anchored a defense that held the Nittany Lions to 44 yards rushing
  • Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Chase Young (Nov. 25, 2019)