2021 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

The 2021 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented Ohio State University in the 2021 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by third-year head coach Ryan Day, and played their home games at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. It was the Buckeyes' 132nd season overall and 109th as a member of the Big Ten Conference.

2021 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State Buckeyes logo.svg
Big Ten East Division co-champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 48–45 vs. Utah
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionEast Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 6
Record11–2 (8–1 Big Ten)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorKevin Wilson (5th season)
Defensive coordinatorKerry Coombs (2nd season)
CaptainKamryn Babb
Haskell Garrett
Zach Harrison
Teradja Mitchell
Thayer Munford
Chris Olave
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(capacity: 102,780)
Seasons
← 2020
2022 →
2021 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
East Division
No. 3 Michigan xy$^   8 1     12 2  
No. 6 Ohio State x   8 1     11 2  
No. 9 Michigan State   7 2     11 2  
Penn State   4 5     7 6  
Maryland   3 6     7 6  
Rutgers   2 7     5 8  
Indiana   0 9     2 10  
West Division
No. 23 Iowa xy   7 2     10 4  
Minnesota   6 3     9 4  
Wisconsin   6 3     9 4  
Purdue   6 3     9 4  
Illinois   4 5     5 7  
Nebraska   1 8     3 9  
Northwestern   1 8     3 9  
Championship: Michigan 42, Iowa 3
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

This was the first time since 2018 that Ohio State did not reach the College Football Playoff after two losing games against Oregon and Michigan and the first time since 2016 that Ohio State did not reach the Big Ten Championship Game.

The Buckeyes were invited to compete at the Rose Bowl, where they defeated Utah by a score of 48-45.

Previous seasonEdit

The Buckeyes finished the 2020 season 7–1 overall, and 5–0 in Big Ten play to win the East division. They defeated Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship Game by the score of 22–10. Subsequently, then received an invitation to the College Football Playoff, where they beat the No. 2 Clemson in the Sugar Bowl 49–28, and there they played No. 1 Alabama in the CFP National Championship losing the game 52–24.

OffseasonEdit

Players lostEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 2, 20218:00 p.m.at MinnesotaNo. 4FOXW 45–3150,805
September 1112:00 p.m.No. 12 Oregon*No. 3
FOXL 28–35100,482
September 183:30 p.m.Tulsa*No. 9
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
FS1W 41–2076,540
September 257:30 p.m.Akron*No. 10
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
BTNW 59–795,178
October 23:30 p.m.at RutgersNo. 11BTNW 52–1351,006
October 912:00 p.m.Maryland No. 7
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
FOXW 66–1799,277
October 237:30 p.m.at IndianaNo. 5ABCW 54–752,656
October 307:30 p.m.No. 20 Penn StateNo. 5
ABCW 33–24102,951
November 612:00 p.m.at NebraskaNo. 5FOXW 26–1785,458
November 133:30 p.m.No. 19 PurdueNo. 4
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCW 59–31101,009
November 2012:00 p.m.No. 7 Michigan StateNo. 4
ABCW 56–7101,858
November 2712:00 p.m.at No. 5 MichiganNo. 2
FOXL 27–42111,156
January 1, 20225:00 p.m.vs. No. 11 Utah*No. 6ESPNW 48–4587,842

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RosterEdit

2021 Ohio State Buckeyes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 2 Chris Olave (C) Sr
QB 3 Quinn Ewers Fr
WR 4 Julian Fleming So
WR 5 Garrett Wilson Jr
QB 6 Kyle McCord Fr
QB 7 C. J. Stroud   Fr
WR 8 Kamryn Babb   (C) Jr
QB 9 Jack Miller III   So
WR 10 Jayden Ballard Fr
WR 11 Jaxon Smith-Njigba So
WR 12 Emeka Egbuka Fr
WR 13 Jackson Drake Fr
TE 16 Cade Stover So
QB 18 J.P. Andrade Jr
WR 18 Marvin Harrison Jr. Fr
QB 19 Jagger LaRoe Sr
RB 21 Evan Pryor Fr
RB 24 Marcus Crowley So
WR 25 Xavier Johnson Jr
RB 26 Cayden Saunders Fr
RB 28 Miyan Williams   Fr
RB 32 TreVeyon Henderson Fr
RB 33 Master Teague Jr
TE 34 Mitch Rossi Sr
RB 43 Robert Cope Sr
TE 49 Patrick Gurd So
OL 53 Luke Wypler   Fr
OL 54 Toby Wilson Fr
OL 55 Matthew Jones Jr
OL 59 Zach Stevenson Jr
OL 60 Ryan Smith Jr
OL 60 Jack Forsman Fr
OL 64 Jack Jamieson Sr
OL 65 Zen Michalski Fr
OL 66 Enokk Vimahi So
OL 67 Jakob James   Fr
OL 69 Trey Leroux   Fr
OL 70 Josh Fryar   Fr
OL 71 Ben Christman Fr
OL 73 Grant Toutant   Fr
OL 74 Donovan Jackson Fr
OL 75 Thayer Munford (C) Sr
OL 76 Harry Miller Jr
OL 77 Paris Johnson Jr. So
OT 78 Nicholas Petit-Frere Jr
OL 79 Dawand Jones Jr
TE 80 Corey Rau GS
TE 81 Sam Hart Fr
WR 82 Sam Wiglusz Sr
WR 83 Joop Mitchell Fr
TE 84 Joe Royer   Fr
WR 85 Austin Kutscher Sr
WR 86 Chris Booker Sr
WR 87 Reis Stocksdale Fr
TE 88 Jeremy Ruckert Sr
TE 89 Zak Herbstreit Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 1 Demario McCall Sr
CB 2 Kourt Williams II   Fr
LB 3 Teradja Mitchell (C) Sr
CB 4 Lejond Cavazos   Fr
CB 5 Marcus Williamson GS
DT 6 Taron Vincent Jr
CB 7 Sevyn Banks Sr
DE 8 Javontae Jean–Baptiste Jr
DE 9 Zach Harrison (C) Jr
S 10 Cameron Martinez   Fr
DE 11 Tyreke Smith Sr
S 12 Lathan Ransom So
CB 13 Jordan Hancock Fr
S 14 Ronnie Hickman So
S 15 Craig Young So
CB 16 Ryan Watts   Fr
S 17 Bryson Shaw So
LB 19 Dallas Gant Sr
LB 20 Mitchell Melton     Fr
LB 21 Palaie Gaoteote IV Sr
LB 22 Steele Chambers So
S 23 Marcus Hooker Jr
S 24 Jantzen Dunn Fr
S 25 Jaylen Johnson   Fr
CB 26 Cameron Brown Jr
LB 28 Reid Carrico Fr
CB 29 Denzel Burke Fr
LB 30 Cody Simon So
CB 32 Jakailin Johnson Fr
DE 33 Jack Sawyer Fr
S 34 Andre Turrentine Fr
LB 35 Tommy Eichenberg So
DB 38 Cameron Kittle So
DB 38 Andrew Moore Fr
S 41 Josh Proctor   Sr
CB 42 Lloyd McFarquhar Sr
LB 43 Ryan Batsch Sr
DE 44 J.T. Tuimoloau Fr
LB 46 Owen Brennan Fr
LB 50 Jackson Kuwatch Fr
DT 51 Michael Hall Jr. Fr
DT 52 Antwuan Jackson GS
DE 54 Tyler Friday   Sr
DE 56 Aaron Cox Sr
LB 57 Jalen Pace Fr
DT 58 Ty Hamilton So
DL 59 Darrion Henry-Young   Fr
DL 62 Bryce Prater Fr
DL 63 Zach Prater Fr
DL 83 Cormontae Hamilton So
DT 86 Jerron Cage Sr
DT 90 Jaden McKenzie So
DT 91 Tyleik Williams Fr
DT 92 Haskell Garrett (C) GS
DL 93 Jacolbe Cowan   Fr
DL 97 Noah Potter So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 20 Dominic DiMaccio Sr
P 29 Jesse Mirco Fr
K 37 Garrison Smith Fr
LS 42 Bradley Robinson Sr
LS 48 Max Lomonico Fr
K 95 Noah Ruggles GS
P 96 Michael O'Shaughnessy Jr
K 98 Jake Seibert   Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster

Depth chartEdit

Starters and backups.[2]

Game summariesEdit

at MinnesotaEdit

Ohio State at Minnesota
1 234Total
No. 4 Ohio State 7 32114 45
Minnesota 0 14710 31

No. 4 Ohio State opened the season at Huntington Bank Stadium, where they faced the Minnesota Golden Gophers. This was the 51st meeting between the teams, with Ohio State having a winning record against the Golden Gophers at 44–7–0. The Buckeyes had won ten straight entering the game, which was their second longest current Big Ten winning streak. The teams last met in 2018, with the Buckeyes winning 30–14 at Ohio Stadium.

Ohio State took an early lead on 71-yard touchdown run by Miyan Williams and a 35-yard field goal. Leading 10–0, Minnesota scored two consecutive touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 14–10 lead at the half. The teams traded touchdowns to start the third quarter. C. J. Stroud then hit Garrett Wilson on a 56-yard touchdown pass to give the Buckeyes a 24–21 lead. On the ensuing possession, Haskell Garrett recovered a strip sack and returned the fumble 32 yards for a touchdown and pushing the Buckeye lead to 31–21. Following a Minnesota field goal, Stroud hit TreVeyon Henderson on a 70-yard pass and run to extend OSU's lead to 14. Minnesota narrowed the lead to seven again with just over five minutes remaining, but Stroud hit Chris Olave for a 61-yard touchdown, Olave's second in the game and Stroud's fourth touchdown pass. The 45–31 win moved OSU to 1–0 in conference on the season.

Williams ran for 127 yards on nine carries while Stroud completed 13 of 22 pass for 294 yards and four touchdowns. OSU's defense, though scoring a touchdown, surrendered 203 yards rushing and 205 yards passing to Minnesota in the win.

Statistics Ohio State Minnesota
First downs 17 24
Plays–yards 48–495 75–408
Rushes–yards 26–201 50–203
Passing yards 294 205
Passing: comp–att–int 13–22–1 14–25–0
Time of possession 21:00 39:00
Team Category Player Statistics
Ohio State Passing C. J. Stroud 13–22, 294 yds, 4 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Miyan Williams 9 att, 127 yds, 1 TD
Receiving Chris Olave 4 rec, 117 yds, 2 TD
Minnesota Passing Tanner Morgan 14–25, 205 yds, 1 TD
Rushing Mohamed Ibrahim 30 att, 164 yds, 2 TD
Receiving Dylan Wright 5 rec, 57 yds, 1 TD
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Ohio State Minnesota
1st 7:22 5 92 1:42 OSU Miyan Williams 71-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 7 0
2nd 12:50 14 74 6:47 OSU 35-yard field goal by Ruggles 10 0
2nd 9:11 6 80 3:39 MINN Dylan Wright 13-yard touchdown reception from Tanner Morgan, Matthew Trickett kick good 10 7
2nd 3:32 8 37 4:31 MINN Mohamed Ibrahim 1-yard touchdown run, Trickett kick good 10 14
3rd 12:43 7 81 2:17 OSU Chris Olave 38-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Ruggles kick good 17 14
3rd 10:03 5 75 2:40 MINN Ibrahim 19-yard touchdown run, Trickett kick good 17 21
3rd 5:12 1 56 0:08 OSU Garrett Wilson 56-yard touchdown reception from Stroud, Ruggles kick good 24 21
3rd 2:18 5 7 2:54 OSU Fumble recovery returned 32 yards for touchdown by Haskell Garrett, Ruggles kick good 31 21
4th 10:39 12 47 6:39 MINN 46-yard field goal by Trickett 31 24
4th 9:43 3 75 0:56 OSU TreVeyon Henderson 70-yard touchdown reception from Stroud, Ruggles kick good 38 24
4th 5:31 9 75 4:12 MINN Bryce Williams 2-yard touchdown run, Trickett kick good 38 31
4th 4:39 2 75 0:52 OSU Olave 61-yard touchdown reception from Stroud, Ruggles kick good 45 31
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 45 31

vs No. 12 OregonEdit

No. 12 Oregon vs No. 3 Ohio State
1 234Total
No. 12 Oregon 0 14147 35
No. 3 Ohio State 0 7714 28
  • Date: September 11, 2021
  • Location:
    Ohio Stadium
    Columbus, OH
  • Game start: 12:05 P.M. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:49
  • Game attendance: 100,482
  • Game weather: 74 °F (23 °C); Partly Cloudy; Wind at 9 mph
  • Referee: Steven Strimling
  • TV announcers (FOX): – Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Joel Klatt (analyst) and Jenny Taft (sideline)

The No. 12 Oregon Ducks defeated the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes 35–28 in a rematch of the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship. Ohio State, who is now 9–1 in the series,[3] was favored by 14.[4] This was the first Buckeye game in Ohio Stadium open to the general public since November 23, 2019. Big Noon Kickoff was filmed on location for the game.

Statistics Oregon Ohio State
First downs 14 14
Plays–yards 37–245 39–271
Rushes–yards 18–102 17–81
Passing yards 143 190
Passing: comp–att–int 10–19–0 16–22–0
Time of possession 14:50 15:10
Team Category Player Statistics
Oregon Passing Anthony Brown 16–34, 225 yds, 2 TD
Rushing C. J. Verdell 17 att, 151 yds, 2 TD
Receiving C. J. Verdell 3 rec, 34 yds, 1 TD
Ohio State Passing C. J. Stroud 34–53 472 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Miyan Williams 14 att, 77 yds
Receiving Chris Olave 12 rec, 126 yds
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Oregon Ohio State
2 14:27 10 99 3:57 ORE C. J. Verdell 14-yard touchdown run, Camden Lewis kick good 7 0
2 8:42 5 70 1:47 OSU Garrett Wilson 27-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 7 7
2 4:51 7 65 3;51 ORE C. J. Verdell 14-yard touchdown reception from Anthony Brown, Camden Lewis kick good 14 7
3 13:38 3 84 1:22 ORE C. J. Verdell 77-yard touchdown run, Camden Lewis kick good 21 7
3 10:25 7 75 3:13 OSU Jaxon Smith-Njigba 26-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 21 14
3 7:38 7 75 2:47 ORE Travis Dye 5-yard touchdown run, Camden Lewis kick good 28 14
4 12:54 8 73 2:08 OSU Treveyon Henderson 2-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 28 21
4 10:10 6 74 2:44 ORE Moliki Matavao 14-yard touchdown reception from Anthony Brown Jr., Camden Lewis kick good 35 21
4 7:55 8 75 2:15 OSU Jaxson Smith-Njigba 15-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 35 28
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 35 28

vs TulsaEdit

Tulsa vs No. 9 Ohio State
1 234Total
Tulsa 3 377 20
No. 9 Ohio State 3 101414 41
  • Date: September 18, 2021
  • Location:
    Ohio Stadium
    Columbus, OH
  • Game start: 3:30 P.M. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 4:01
  • Game attendance: 76,540
  • Game weather: 88 °F (31 °C); Sunny
  • Referee: John O'Neill
  • TV announcers (FS1): Tim Brando (play-by-play) and Spencer Tillman (analyst)
Statistics Tulsa Ohio State
First downs 25 24
Plays–yards 82–501 66–508
Rushes–yards 28–73 41–323
Passing yards 428 185
Passing: comp–att–int 31–54–2 15–25–1
Time of possession 31:34 28:26
Team Category Player Statistics
Tulsa Passing Davis Brin 31–54, 428 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Deneric Prince 9 att, 38 yds
Receiving Josh Johnson 8 rec, 149 yds, 1 TD
Ohio State Passing C. J. Stroud 15–25, 185 yds 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing TreVeyon Henderson 24 att, 277 yds, 3 TD
Receiving Garrett Wilson 6 rec, 70 yds, 1 TD
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Tulsa Ohio State
1 5:40 16 81 6:30 TLSA 22-yard field goal by Zack Long 0 3
1 0:57 12 47 4:43 OSU 43-yard field goal by Noah Ruggles 3 3
2 10:47 14 62 5:10 TLSA 31-yard field goal by Zack Long 6 3
2 8:44 6 64 2:03 OSU TreVeyon Henderson 5-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 6 10
2 0:47 9 53 2:44 OSU 44-yard field goal by Noah Ruggles 6 13
3 12:12 5 72 1:46 OSU TreVeyon Henderson 48-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 6 20
3 1:00 5 48 1:36 TLSA Cannon Montgomery 21-yard touchdown reception from Davis Brin, Zack long kick good 13 20
3 0:00 3 72 0:59 OSU TreVeyon Henderson 52-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 13 27
4 12:07 6 75 2:53 TLSA Josh Johnson 22-yard touchdown reception from Davis Brin, Zack long kick good 20 27
4 3:07 7 65 3:42 OSU Garrett Wilson 12-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 20 34
4 1:50 4 18 1:17 OSU Interception returned 61 yards for touchdown by Cameron Martinez, Noah Ruggles kick good 20 41
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 20 41

vs AkronEdit

Akron vs No. 10 Ohio State
1 234Total
Akron 7 000 7
No. 10 Ohio State 14 24147 59
  • Date: September 25, 2021
  • Location:
    Ohio Stadium
    Columbus, OH
  • Game start: 7:40 P.M. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 03:21
  • Game attendance: 95,178
  • Game weather: 64 °F (18 °C); Cloudy;
  • Referee: Larry Smith
  • TV announcers (BTN): Brandon Gaudin (play-by-play), James Laurinaitis (analyst) and Rick Pizzo (sideline)
Statistics Akron Ohio State
First downs 17 26
Plays–yards 74–229 61–622
Rushes–yards 40–76 35–237
Passing yards 153 385
Passing: comp–att–int 18–34–2 18–26–1
Time of possession 36:40 23:20
Team Category Player Statistics
Akron Passing DJ Irons 14–29, 115 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Blake Hester 12 att, 47 yds
Receiving Konata Mumpfield 7 rec., 67 yds, 1 TD
Ohio State Passing Kyle McCord 13–18, 319 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing TreVeyon Henderson 8 att, 93 yds, 2 TD
Receiving Garrett Wilson 4 rec, 124 yds
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Akron Ohio State
1 07:27 9 55 4:40 AKR Konata Mumpfield 4-yard touchdown reception from DJ Irons, Cory Smigel kick good 7 0
1 05:27 6 75 2:00 OSU Chris Olave 5-yard touchdown reception from Kyle McCord, Noah Ruggles kick good 7 7
1 00:11 3 73 0:57 OSU TreVeyon Henderson 3-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 7 14
2 10:23 10 70 4:22 OSU Jaxon Smith-Njigba 34-yard touchdown reception from Kyle McCord, Noah Ruggles kick good 7 21
2 07:16 3 40 1:01 OSU TreVeyon Henderson 14-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 7 28
2 04:43 5 17 2:33 OSU Interception returned 46 yards for touchdown by Ronnie Hickman, Noah Ruggles kick good 7 35
2 00:02 2 39 0:12 OSU 32-yard field goal by Noah Ruggles 7 38
3 10:56 2 87 0:36 OSU Master Teague 2-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 7 45
3 04:14 8 85 2:47 OSU Master Teague 15-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 7 52
4 02:47 10 75 4:12 OSU Evan Pryor 12-yard touchdown run, Dominic DiMaccio kick good 7 59
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 7 59

at RutgersEdit

No. 11 Ohio State vs Rutgers
1 234Total
No. 11 Ohio State 24 2170 52
Rutgers 6 007 13
Statistics Ohio State Rutgers
First downs 25 18
Plays–yards 64–541 71–346
Rushes–yards 37–208 31–111
Passing yards 333 235
Passing: comp–att–int 18–27–0 28–40–3
Time of possession 30:32 29:28
Team Category Player Statistics
Ohio State Passing C. J. Stroud 17–23, 330 yds, 5 TD
Rushing TreVeyon Henderson 8 att, 71 yds, 1 TD
Receiving Chris Olave 5 rec, 119 yds, 2 TD
Rutgers Passing Noah Vedral 16–26, 152 yds, 1 TD, 3 INT
Rushing Jamier Wright–Collins 4 att, 39 yds
Receiving Aron Cruickshank 3 rec, 102 yds, 1 TD
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Ohio State Rutgers
1 12:13 2 48 0:32 OSU TreVeyon Henderson 44-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 7 0
1 11:33 2 23 0:33 OSU Interception returned 23 yards for touchdown by Denzel Burke, Noah Ruggles kick good 14 0
1 05:45 10 64 4:43 OSU 23-yard field goal by Noah Ruggles 17 0
1 02:34 5 74 1:49 OSU Garrett Wilson 32-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 24 0
1 02:23 1 75 0:11 RUT Aron Cruickshank 75-yard touchdown reception from Noah Vedral, Valentino Ambrosio kick no good (blocked) 24 6
2 12:31 9 75 4:52 OSU Mitch Rossi 1-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 31 6
2 06:27 5 50 2:23 OSU Jeremy Ruckert 19-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 38 6
2 03:24 5 68 1:27 OSU Chris Olave 56-yard touchdown reception from C.J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 45 6
3 10:21 10 75 4:39 OSU Chris Olave 11-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 52 6
4 07:40 11 70 5:07 RUT Joshua Youngblood 12-yard touchdown reception from Cole Snyder, Valentino Ambrosio kick good 52 13
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 52 13

vs MarylandEdit

Maryland vs No. 7 Ohio State
1 234Total
Maryland 3 770 17
No. 7 Ohio State 14 212110 66
  • Date: October 9, 2021
  • Location:
    Ohio Stadium
    Columbus, OH
  • Game start: 12:05 P.M. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:29
  • Game attendance: 99,277
  • Game weather: 73 °F (23 °C); Overcast
  • Referee: Michael Cannon
  • TV announcers (FOX): Aaron Goldsmith (play-by-play), Brock Huard (analyst) and Bruce Feldman (sideline)
Statistics Maryland Ohio State
First downs 22 29
Plays–yards 75–335 71–598
Rushes–yards 36–56 33–166
Passing yards 279 432
Passing: comp–att–int 28–39–2 24–33–0
Time of possession 34:44 25:16
Team Category Player Statistics
Maryland Passing Taulia Tagovailoa 28–39, 279 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Challen Faamatau 9 att, 71 yds, 0 TD
Receiving Chigoziem Okonkwo 5 rec, 56 yds, 0 TD
Ohio State Passing C. J. Stroud 24–33, 406 yds, 5 TD, 0 INT
Rushing TreVeyon Henderson 16 att, 102 yds, 2 TD
Receiving Chris Olave 7 rec, 120 yds, 2 TD
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Maryland Ohio State
1 10:20 10 45 4:40 UMD 48-yard field goal by Joseph Petrino 3 0
1 04:03 17 88 6:10 OSU Garrett Wilson 2-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 3 7
1 0:17 74 5 1:51 OSU TreVeyon Henderson 4-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 3 14
2 12:12 3 62 1:02 OSU Chris Olave 36-yard touchdown reception from C.J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 3 21
2 07:37 12 75 4:29 UMD Carlos Carriere 7-yard touchdown reception from Taulia Tagovailoa, Joseph Petrino kick good 10 21
2 06:54 2 29 0:31 OSU TreVeyon Henderson 26-yard touchdown reception from C.J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 10 28
2 0:47 8 82 1:03 OSU Master Teague 8-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 10 35
3 12:26 7 66 2:27 OSU Garrett Wilson 26-yard touchdown reception from C.J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 10 42
3 7:47 7 75 2:41 OSU Chris Olave 30-yard touchdown reception from C.J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 10 49
3 2:31 6 66 2:16 OSU TreVeyon Henderson 14-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 10 56
3 0:47 5 75 1:44 UMD Rakim Jarrett 43-yard touchdown reception from Taulia Tagovailoa, Joseph Patrino kick good 17 56
4 10:37 12 37 5:02 OSU 32-yard field goal by Noah Ruggles 17 59
4 2:58 1 70 2:34 OSU Interception returned 70 yards for touchdown by Craig Young, Noah Ruggles kick good 17 66
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 17 66

at IndianaEdit

No. 5 Ohio State at Indiana
1 234Total
No. 5 Ohio State 14 3073 54
Indiana 7 000 7
  • Date: October 23, 2021
  • Location:
    Memorial Stadium
    Bloomington, IN
  • Game start: 7:44 P.M. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:08
  • Game attendance: 52,656
  • Game weather: 58 °F (14 °C); Rain; Wind: NE 3 mph
  • Referee: Larry Smith
  • TV announcers (ABC):
Statistics Ohio State Indiana
First downs 30 10
Plays–yards 62–539 54–128
Rushes–yards 32–187 37–48
Passing yards 352 80
Passing: comp–att–int 28–37–0 8–17–0
Time of possession 32:01 27:59
Team Category Player Statistics
Ohio State Passing C. J. Stroud 21–28, 266 yds, 4 TD, 0 INT
Rushing TreVeyon Henderson 9 att, 81 yds, 2 TD
Receiving Jaxon Smith-Njigba 6 att, 99 yds, 0 TD
Indiana Passing Jack Tuttle 4–7, 41 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT
Rushing Trent Howland 5 att, 17 yds, 0 TD
Receiving Peyton Hendershot 5 rec, 35 yds, 1 TD
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Ohio State Indiana
1 9:50 12 75 5:10 OSU Miyan Williams 11-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick Good 7 0
1 2:58 15 75 6:52 IND Peyton Hendershot 7-yard touchdown reception from Jack Tuttle, Charles Campbell kick good 7 7
1 1:25 5 75 1:33 OSU TreVeyon Henderson 21-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 14 7
2 12:47 6 51 2:43 OSU TreVeyon Henderson 14-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 21 7
2 10:11 4 -8 2:31 OSU Indiana tackled in end zone for a safety by OSU 23 7
2 8:24 5 39 1:35 OSU Chris Olave 16-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 30 7
2 5:45 2 30 0:29 OSU TreVeyon Henderson 6-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 37 7
2 0:31 8 66 2:56 OSU Jeremey Ruckert 14-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 44 7
3 1:15 10 78 5:04 OSU Jeremey Ruckert 2-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 51 7
4 8:49 11 67 5:53 OSU 26-yard field goal by Noah Ruggles 54 7
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 54 7

vs No. 20 Penn StateEdit

No. 20 Penn State vs No. 5 Ohio State
1 234Total
No. 20 Penn State 7 3140 24
No. 5 Ohio State 3 14106 33
  • Date: October 30, 2021
  • Location:
    Ohio Stadium
    Columbus, OH
  • Game start: 7:44 P.M. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:45
  • Game attendance: 102,951
  • Game weather: 54 °F (12 °C); cloudy; Wind: N 2 mph
  • Referee: Mark Kluczynski
  • TV announcers (ABC): Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Holly Rowe (sideline)
Statistics Penn State Ohio State
First downs 27 22
Plays–yards 81–394 68–466
Rushes–yards 29–33 34–161
Passing yards 361 305
Passing: comp–att–int 38–52–1 22–34–0
Time of possession 29:50 30:10
Team Category Player Statistics
Penn State Passing Sean Clifford 35–52, 361 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing John Lovett 13 att, 20 yds, 0 TD
Receiving Jahan Dotson 11 att, 127 yds, 0 TD
Ohio State Passing C. J. Stroud 22–34, 305 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT
Rushing TreVeyon Henderson 28 att, 152 yds, 1 TD
Receiving Jaxon Smith-Njigba 6 att, 97 yds, 0 TD
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Penn State Ohio State
1 6:08 13 89 4:48 PSU Brenton Strange 5-yard touchdown reception from Sean Clifford, Jordan Stout kick good 7 0
1 2:02 11 57 4:06 OSU 35-yard field goal by Noah Ruggles 7 3
2 3:48 5 69 1:38 OSU Chris Olave 38-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 7 10
2 2:24 4 32 1:24 OSU Fumble recovery returned 57 yards for touchdown by Jerron Cage, Noah Ruggles kick good 17 7
2 0:00 10 46 2:24 PSU 47-yard field goal by Jordan Stout 10 17
3 10:26 12 75 4:34 PSU Jahan Dotson 2-yard touchdown run, Jordan Stout kick good 17 17
3 6:42 7 69 3:44 OSU 23-yard field goal by Noah Ruggles 17 20
3 3:35 3 71 0:42 OSU TreVeyon Henderson 1-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 17 27
3 0:10 11 75 3:25 PSU Keyvone Lee 1-yard touchdown run, Jordan Stout kick good 24 27
4 7:12 8 20 4:03 OSU 25-yard field goal by Noah Ruggles 24 30
4 2:41 8 69 3:14 OSU 26-yard field goal by Noah Ruggles 24 33
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 24 33

at NebraskaEdit

No. 5 Ohio State at Nebraska
1 234Total
No. 5 Ohio State 0 1763 26
Nebraska 0 1070 17
  • Date: November 6, 2021
  • Location:
    Memorial Stadium
    Lincoln, NE
  • Game start: 12:05 P.M. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:38
  • Game attendance: 85,458
  • Game weather: 53 °F (12 °C); Sunny; Wind: 8 mph
  • Referee: Michael Cannon
  • TV announcers (FOX): Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Joel Klatt (analyst) and Jenny Taft (sideline)
Statistics Ohio State Nebraska
First downs 25 18
Plays–yards 84–495 65–361
Rushes–yards 30–90 34–113
Passing yards 405 248
Passing: comp–att–int 36–54–2 16–31–1
Time of possession 33:52 26:08
Team Category Player Statistics
Ohio State Passing C. J. Stroud 36–54, 405 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing TreVeyon Henderson 21 att, 92 yds, 0 TD
Receiving Jaxon Smith-Njigba 15 rec, 240 yds, 1 TD
Nebraska Passing Adrian Martinez 16–31, 248 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Rahmir Johnson 16 att, 62 yds, 0 TD
Receiving Samori Toure 4 rec, 150 yds, 0 TD
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Ohio State Nebraska
2 11:25 11 57 4:52 OSU 26-yard field goal by Noah Ruggles 3 0
2 6:41 7 49 3:24 OSU Chris Olave 3-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 10 0
2 3:52 8 54 2:49 NEB 39-yard field goal by Chase Contreraz 10 3
2 3:34 1 75 0:12 OSU Jaxon Smith-Njigba 75-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 17 3
2 2:53 2 75 0:41 NEB Samori Toure 72-yard touchdown reception from Adrian Martinez, Chase Contreraz kick good 17 10
3 9:42 5 23 2:44 OSU 46-yard field goal by Noah Ruggles 20 10
3 2:05 6 35 2:21 OSU 35-yard field goal by Noah Ruggles 23 10
3 0:22 5 75 1:43 NEB Adrian Martinez 1-yard touchdown run, Chase Contreraz kick good 23 17
4 1:29 9 58 3:48 OSU 46-yard field goal by Noah Ruggles 26 17
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 26 17

vs No. 19 PurdueEdit

No. 19 Purdue vs No. 4 Ohio State
1 234Total
No. 19 Purdue 7 10140 31
No. 4 Ohio State 21 2477 59
  • Date: November 13, 2021
  • Location:
    Ohio Stadium
    Columbus, OH
  • Game start: 3:41 P.M. EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:22
  • Game attendance: 101,009
  • Game weather: 37 °F (3 °C); Cloudy; Wind: SW 15 mph
  • Referee: Jeffrey Servinski
  • TV announcers (ABC): Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy, and Katie George
Statistics Purdue Ohio State
First downs 28 30
Plays–yards 71–481 69–624
Rushes–yards 19–91 31–263
Passing yards 390 361
Passing: comp–att–int 40–52–0 31–38–0
Time of possession 28:42 31:18
Team Category Player Statistics
Purdue Passing Aidan O'Connell 40–52, 390 yds, 4 TD, 0 INT
Rushing Zander Horvath 5 att, 36 yds, 0 TD
Receiving David Bell 11 rec, 103 yds, 0 TD
Ohio State Passing C. J. Stroud 31–38, 361 yds, 5 TD, 0 INT
Rushing Miyan Williams 14 att, 117 yds, 0 TD
Receiving Garrett Wilson 10 rec, 126 yds, 3 TD
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Purdue Ohio State
1 11:45 5 39 2:10 OSU Garrett Wilson 21-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 0 7
1 8:56 7 75 2:49 PUR Jackson Anthrop 25-yard touchdown reception from Aidan O'Connell, Mitchell Fineran kick good 7 7
1 7:04 6 78 1:47 OSU TreVeyon Henderson 3-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 7 14
1 5:14 1 57 0:09 OSU TreVeyon Henderson 57-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 7 21
2 13:42 11 75 3:38 OSU Jaxon Smith-Njigba 20-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 7 28
2 13:28 2 12 0:11 OSU Garrett Wilson 12-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 7 35
2 9:01 10 80 4:21 PUR Broc Thompson 12-yard touchdown reception from Aidan O'Connell, Mitchell Fineran kick good 14 35
5 7:22 4 75 1:39 OSU Garrett Wilson 51-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 14 42
2 4:12 10 61 3:10 PUR 32-yard field goal by Mitchell Fineran 17 42
2 0:18 10 61 3:48 OSU 30-yard field goal by Noah Ruggles 17 45
3 10:48 8 75 4:12 OSU Garrett Wilson 24-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 17 52
3 7:53 7 75 2:55 PUR Milton Wright 29-yard touchdown reception from Aidan O'Connell, Mitchell Fineran kick good 24 52
3 2:02 10 87 4:09 PUR Jackson Anthrop 9-yard touchdown reception from Aidan O'Connell, Mitchell Fineran kick good 31 52
4 12:51 9 75 4:11 OSU Chris Olave 5-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 31 59
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 31 59

vs No. 7 Michigan StateEdit

No. 7 Michigan State vs No. 4 Ohio State
1 234Total
No. 7 Michigan State 0 007 7
No. 4 Ohio State 21 2807 56
  • Date: November 20, 2021
  • Location:
    Ohio Stadium
    Columbus, OH
  • Game start: 12:10 P.M. EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:19
  • Game attendance: 101,858
  • Game weather: 49 °F (9 °C); Cloudy; Wind: SW 15 mph
  • Referee: John O'Neill
  • TV announcers (ABC): Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Holly Row.
Statistics Michigan State Ohio State
First downs 12 36
Plays–yards 59–224 86–655
Rushes–yards 21–66 43–206
Passing yards 158 449
Passing: comp–att–int 16–38–0 36–43–1
Time of possession 22:02 37:58
Team Category Player Statistics
Michigan State Passing Payton Thorne 14–36, 158 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT
Rushing Elijah Collins 3 att, 29 yds, 0 TD
Receiving Connor Heyward 4 rec, 20 yds, 0 TD
Ohio State Passing C. J. Stroud 32–35, 432 yds, 6 TD, 0 INT
Rushing Master Teague 21 att, 95 yds, 1 TD
Receiving Jaxon Smith-Njigba 10 rec, 105 yds, 1 TD
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Michigan State Ohio State
1 10:42 12 86 4:12 OSU Chris Olave 23-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 0 7
1 8:03 4 88 1:16 OSU Garrett Wilson 77-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 0 14
1 2:31 4 71 1:24 OSU Chris Olave 43-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 0 21
2 14:05 6 44 1:48 OSU Julian Fleming 4-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 0 28
2 10:02 6 70 2:46 OSU Miyan Williams 1-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 0 35
2 7:01 6 57 2:15 OSU Garrett Wilson 12-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 0 42
2 1:37 10 85 3:52 OSU Jaxon Smith-Njigba 5-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 0 49
4 14:55 8 51 2:32 MSU Keon Coleman 12-yard touchdown reception from Payton Thorne, Stephan Rusnak kick good 7 49
4 3:30 16 75 8:32 OSU Master Teague 1-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 7 56
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 7 56

at No. 5 MichiganEdit

No. 2 Ohio State at No. 5 Michigan
1 234Total
No. 2 Ohio State 3 10014 27
No. 5 Michigan 7 71414 42
Statistics Ohio State Michigan
First downs 23 24
Plays–yards 79–458 487
Rushes–yards 30–64 41–297
Passing yards 394 190
Passing: comp–att–int 34–49–0 14–20–1
Time of possession 31:48 28:12
Team Category Player Statistics
Ohio State Passing C. J. Stroud 34–49, 394 yds, 2 TDs
Rushing TreVeyon Henderson 17 att, 74 yds, 1 TD
Receiving Jaxon Smith-Njigba 11 rec, 127 yds
Michigan Passing Cade McNamara 13–19, 159 yds, 1 INT
Rushing Hassan Haskins 28 att, 169 yds, 5 TDs
Receiving Roman Wilson 2 rec, 55 yds
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Ohio State Michigan
1 10:12 10 75 4:48 MICH A. J. Henning 14-yard touchdown run, Jake Moody kick good 0 7
1 3:36 12 64 5:08 OSU 31-yard field goal by Noah Ruggles 3 7
2 9:12 4 56 1:39 OSU Garrett Wilson 25-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 10 7
2 3:51 13 82 5:15 MICH Hassan Haskins 1-yard touchdown run, Jake Moody kick good 10 14
2 0:09 12 62 3:42 OSU 30-yard field goal by Noah Ruggles 13 14
3 11:50 3 81 1:15 MICH Hassan Haskins 13-yard touchdown run, Jake Moody kick good 13 21
3 5:49 5 78 2:30 MICH Hassan Haskins 1-yard touchdown run, Jake Moody kick good 13 28
4 14:05 17 82 6:41 OSU TreVeyon Henderson 1-yard touchdown run, Noah Ruggles kick good 20 28
4 9:14 9 66 4:46 MICH Hassan Haskins 2-yard touchdown run, Jake Moody kick good 20 35
4 4:45 13 75 4:29 OSU TreVeyon Henderson 10-yard touchdown reception from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick good 27 35
4 2:17 5 63 2:22 MICH Hassan Haskins 4-yard touchdown run, Jake Moody kick good 27 42
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 27 42

Awards and honorsEdit

NCAA Recognized All-American Honors
Player Position AFCA AP FWAA Sporting News WCFF Designation
Chris Olave WR 1st Team 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd Team
Thayer Munford OL 1st Team 2nd Team
Garrett Wilson WR 2nd Team 1st Team
Nicholas Petit-Frere OL 2nd Team 1st Team 2nd Team
Noah Ruggles K 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd Team
Jaxon Smith-Njigba WR 3rd Team 2nd Team
Haskell Garrett DT 2nd Team
C. J. Stroud QB 3rd Team

*The NCAA and Ohio State only recognize the AP, AFCA, FWAA, Sporting News and WCFF All-American teams to determine if a player is a Consensus or Unanimous All-American. To be named a Consensus All-American, a player must be named first team in three polls and to be Unanimous, they must be named first team in all five. See 2021 College Football All-America Team

All-Conference Honors
Player Position Coaches Media AP
Haskell Garrett DL 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team
Thayer Munford OG 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team
Chris Olave WR 1st Team 2nd Team 1st Team
Nicholas Petit-Frere OT 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team
C. J. Stroud QB 1st Team 1st Team 1st Team
TreVeyon Henderson RB 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd Team
Paris Johnson Jr. OG 2nd Team 3rd Team
Garrett Wilson WR 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd Team
Noah Ruggles K 2nd Team 2nd Team
Tyreke Smith DL 2nd Team 3rd Team
Ronnie Hickman DB 2nd Team 3rd Team
Zach Harrison DL 3rd Team 2nd Team
Dawand Jones OT 3rd Team 2nd Team
Jaxon Smith-Njigba WR 3rd Team 3rd Team
Denzel Burke DB 3rd Team HM 2nd Team
Jeremy Ruckert TE HM HM
Sevyn Banks DB HM HM
Cam Brown DB HM HM
Antwuan Jackson DL HM HM
Matthew Jones OL HM
Luke Wypler OC HM
Steele Chambers LB HM
Tommy Eichenberg LB HM
Bryson Shaw DB HM
Taron Vincent DL HM
Tyliek Williams DL HM
Emeka Egbuka RS HM HM

Player of the Game AwardsEdit

Player of the Game Awards
Week Award Player Ref.
1 (Minnesota) Offensive Player of the Game Chris Olave [5]
Miyan Williams
Defensive Player of the Game Zach Harrison
Special Teams Player of the Game Mitch Rossi
3 (Tulsa) Offensive Player of the Game TreVeyon Henderson [6]
Defensive Player of the Game Cameron Martinez
Special Teams Player of the Game Cade Kacherski
Xavier Johnson
4 (Akron) Offensive Player of the Game Dawand Jones [7]
Garrett Wilson
Defensive Player of the Game Tyleik Williams
Special Teams Player of the Game Jesse Mirco
5 (Rutgers) Offensive Player of the Game C. J. Stroud [8]
Defensive Player of the Game Ronnie Hickman
Special Teams Player of the Game Cade Kacherski (2)
Demario McCall
6 (Maryland) Offensive Player of the Game Jaxon Smith-Njigba [9]
Defensive Player of the Game Steele Chambers
Special Teams Player of the Game Emeka Egbuka
7 (Indiana) Offensive Player of the Game C. J. Stroud (2) [10]
Jeremy Ruckert
Defensive Player of the Game Zach Harrison (2)
Special Teams Player of the Game Teradja Mitchell
Demario McCall (2)
8 (Penn State) Offensive Player of the Game none [11]
Defensive Player of the Game Jerron Cage
Special Teams Player of the Game Noah Ruggles
9 (Nebraska) Offensive Player of the Game Jaxon Smith-Njigba (2) [12]
Defensive Player of the Game Ronnie Hickman (2)
Tyreke Smith
Special Teams Player of the Game Noah Ruggles (2)
Jesse Mirco (2)
10 (Purdue) Offensive Player of the Game C. J. Stroud (3) [13]
Garrett Wilson (2)
Defensive Player of the Game Lathan Ransom
Special Teams Player of the Game Chris Booker
11 (Michigan State) Offensive Player of the Game C. J. Stroud (4) [14]
Chris Olave (2)
Defensive Player of the Game Defensive Line
Special Teams Player of the Game Demario McCall (3)

Weekly awardsEdit

Weekly awards
Player Award Date awarded Ref.
Zach Harrison PFF Game-Changing Moment of the Week September 5, 2021 [15]
C. J. Stroud Big Ten Freshman of the Week September 6, 2021 [16]
September 13, 2021 [17]
October 4, 2021 [18]
October 11, 2021 [19]
Big Ten co-Offensive Player of the Week October 11, 2021
Big Ten Freshman of the Week October 25, 2021 [20]
November 15, 2021 [21]
November 22, 2021 [22]
Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week November 22, 2021
Pro Football Network Offensive Player of the Week October 10, 2021 [23]
Walter Camp National Player of the Week November 21, 2021 [24]
PFF Offensive Player of the Week November 21, 2021 [25]
Athlon Sports Offensive Player of the Week November 21, 2021 [26]
TreVeyon Henderson Big Ten Freshman of the Week September 20, 2021 [27]
Big Ten co-Offensive Player of the Week September 20, 2021
Kyle McCord Big Ten Freshman of the Week September 27, 2021 [28]
Haskell Garrett Pro Football Network Defensive Player of the Week September 26, 2021 [29]
Noah Ruggles Big Ten co-Special Teams Player of the Week November 1, 2021 [30]
Lou Groza Award Star of the Week November 1, 2021 [31]
November 8, 2021 [32]
Garrett Wilson Big Ten co-Offensive Player of the Week November 15, 2021 [33]
Pro Football Network Offensive Player of the Week November 14, 2021 [34]

Annual awardsEdit

Annual Awards
Player Award Ref.
TreVeyon Henderson Doak Walker Award Semifinalist [35]
Walter Camp Award Semifinalist
Thayer Munford Lombardi Award Semifinalist [36]
Offensive Line Joe Moore Award Semifinalist [37]
Chris Olave Fred Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist [38]
Nicholas Petit-Frere Outland Trophy Semifinalist [39]
Bradley Robinson Patrick Mannelly Award Nominee [40]
Mitch Rossi Burlsworth Trophy Nominee [41]
Jeremy Ruckert William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalist [42]
Noah Ruggles Lou Groza Award Finalist [43]
Jaxon Smith-Njigba Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Semifinalist [44]
C. J. Stroud Davey O’Brien Award Finalist [45]
Manning Award Finalist
Maxwell Award Semifinalist
Walter Camp Award Semifinalist
AP Big Ten co–Offensive Player of the Year
Heisman Trophy Finalist [46]
Garrett Wilson Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Semifinalist [47]
Kevin Wilson Broyles Award Semifinalist [48]
Big Ten Awards
C. J. Stroud Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year [49]
Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year
Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
( ) = First place votes.
Week
PollPre1234567891011121314Final
AP4 (1)39101176556652776
Coaches4311121076555543775
CFPNot released544276Not released

Players drafted into the NFLEdit

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
1 10 Garrett Wilson WR New York Jets
1 11 Chris Olave WR New Orleans Saints
3 69 Nicholas Petit-Frere OT Tennessee Titans
3 101 Jeremy Ruckert TE New York Jets
5 158 Tyreke Smith DE Seattle Seahawks
7 238 Thayer Munford OT Las Vegas Raiders

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