Weber Rising

By Jim Baird | AM Football Briefing | Tuesday, September 20

WEBER RISING: Mike Weber is off to a strong start. After three games, Weber has 351 yards rushing and a touchdown. His 117 yards per game on the ground is second in the Big 10. His 6.5 yards per carry is only topped by teammate Curtis Samuel’s 8.1 average in the league. Tim May with more on Weber’s effective start.

AWARDS IN ALL PHASES: Wide receiver Noah Brown is the Big Ten offensive player of the week after snagging four touchdowns of 4, 37, 21 and 8 yards in the Buckeyes 45-24 drubbing of the Sooners. Meanwhile, LB Jerome Baker was named Big Ten co-defensive player of the week after his 7 tackle, 1.5 sack performance Saturday that was capped by a 68-yard pick-6. Finally, punter Cameron Johnston received the Ray Guy national punter of the week award for his 50.6 yards per punt day.

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