Why should this nominee be considered for the Broyles Award?
Ohio State has the best offensive unit in America, ranking No. 1 in the nation in total offense (550.4) and in scoring (46.3) and boasting incredible balance with three Heisman Trophy candidates – QB C.J. Stroud, WR Garrett Wilson and RB TreVeyon Henderson – and with the potential this season based on current projections of a 4,000-yard QB, a 1,000 yard RB and three 1,000-yard WRs.
Coach's Past Performance
The former Indiana head coach, who has 19 years of coordinator experience, has directed some of the most innovative and prolific offenses in the nation over his 37-year coaching career.Ohio State has featured one of top offenses nationally during Wilson’s first three years on staff. Between 2017 and 2019, the Buckeyes:– Averaged 523.8 yards per game, third-best nationally;– Topped 500 yards of total offense 27 times and 600 yards nine times;– Scored 234 touchdowns, second-most nationally;– Threw 138 touchdown passes, No. 1 nationally;– Set six Big Ten Conference offensive records, including yards per game (535.6), passing yards (5,100), touchdown passes (51) and total plays (1,131), all in 2018;– Produced back-to-back Heisman Trophy finalists (Dwayne Haskins and Justin Fields);– Produced the first 2,000-yard rusher in school history (J.K. Dobbins); and– Produced just the fifth single season 1,000-yard receiver in school history (Parris Campbell).
Team Record and Standings
Ohio State is 9-1 overall, 7-0 in Big Ten Conference with 25 consecutive Big Ten wins and it ranks No. 6 nationally as of this writing.
Ohio State ranks No. 1 in the nation in total offense (550.4) and in scoring (46.3). Additionally, it ranks 3rd in third down conversions (.534), 6th in passing yards (353.6), 9th in red zone percentage (41 of 44; .932), 12th in completion pct. (.682) and 30th in rushing yards per game (196.8). Additionally, the Ohio State offensive line is T13th in fewest sacks allowed (11) and T4th in fewest TFLs allowed (29).
Individual Player Stats
QB C.J. Stroud – Has completed 214 of 311 passes for 3,06 yards with 30 TDs vs. just 5 INTs. Averaging 337.3 passing yards per game. Ranks 5th nationally in passing efficiency (179.4) and TD passes and sixth in passing yards per game.
RB TreVeyon Henderson – Has rushed for 1,028 yards with 14 rushing TDs and a 7.3 yards per carry average that ranks 2nd nationally. Has scored 17 total touchdowns to rank; tied for fourth nationally.
WR Garrett Wilson – Has caught 53 passes for 813 yards (15.3 avg.) with nine touchdowns, including a four-touchdown game against No. 19 ranked Purdue this weekend.
WR Jaxon Smith Njigba – Has caught 59 passes for 1,027 yards (17.4 avg.) with five TDs and 102.7 yards per game (11th nationally).
WR Chris Olave – Has caught 51 passes for 708 yards (13.9 avg.) with 11 TDs. Ranks in a T1st nationally in receiving TDs.