A 14-tackle performance, including a career-best 11 solo tackles and two tackles-for-loss, has earned Ohio State sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier
Shazier’s play in the Buckeyes’ 52-22 win over Illinois marked his fifth double-digit tackling game of the season and leaves him two shy of becoming the first sophomore at Ohio State since James Laurinaitis in 2006 to top 100 tackles in a season. Shazier leads the team with 98 tackles, a total that ranks third in the Big Ten and 23rd nationally.
Bri’onte Dunn, from Canton, Ohio and GlenOak High School, was named the Big Ten Conference freshman of the week after his career-best day in Ohio State’s 52-22 win over Illinois this past weekend.
Dunn set career high totals in his most extended playing time of the season with 13 rushes, 73 yards and a 5.6 yards per carry average. He had a long gain of 11 yards and he capped Ohio State’s scoring with a three-yard touchdown run with 1:26 left to play.