The junior rushed for a career-high 189 yards and tied the school record with five rushing touchdowns in a single game.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State running back Myan Williams was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.

The junior from Cincinnati rushed for a career-high 189 yards and tied a school single-game record with five rushing touchdowns The Buckeyes’ 49-10 win over Rutgers. He averaged nine yards per carry against the Scarlet Knights.

The five rushing scores tied Williams with Keith Byars (1984 vs. Illinois) and Pete Johnson (1974 vs. North Carolina). Carlos Hyde is the only Buckeye with five touchdowns in a game (4 rushes and 1 reception in 2013 at Illinois).

Three of Williams’ scores came in the first half to help build a 28-7 halftime lead before a 70-yard field goal in the third quarter. The 70-yard run was the second-longest of his career (71 vs. Minnesota in 2021).

This is the first time in Williams’ career that he has earned weekly Big Ten honors.

Through five weeks, Williams is sixth in the Big Ten in rushing with 497 yards on 64 carries. Among national running backs with 50 or more carries, his average of 7.7 yards per rush ranks first. His eight touchdowns are tied for fourth in the nation.

Ohio State travels to East Lansing for the first time this season to take on Michigan State.

2022 Ohio State Players of the Week

September 12 – Marvin Harrison Jr. (7 receptions, 184 yards, 3 TDs vs. Arkansas State)

September 19 – CJ Stroud (22 of 27, 367 yards, 5 TDs vs. Toledo)

Oct. 3 – Myan Williams (21 carries, 189 yards, 5 TDs vs. Rutgers)

September 26 – Tommy Eichenberg (14 tackles, 2 TFL vs. Wisconsin)

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