Is there really any question as to who should get this honor? I expected Noah Brown to have a solid night, but I don’t think anyone saw him hauling in four touchdowns against the Sooners. The sophomore had just five career catches coming into this game and doubled that number in just three quarters of football against a top-15 team on the road. The broken leg that sidelined him for the entire 2015 season seems to be fully healed and the Buckeyes may have just found their go to receiver moving forward in 2016. Honorable mention goes to Curtis Samuel, who is having an unbelievably efficient start to this season.
While I tend to like variety, there's no way I could pick a player other than Noah Brown for this one. Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was simply OK in the first half, but Brown's ability to catch anything in his area code made the Buckeye aerial attack look lethal. Brown's first four receptions of the game all went for touchdowns, including one of the best catches I've seen when he wrapped around the Oklahoma defender to make the grab, pinning the ball to his opponent's back. I'll give a shoutout to the Ohio State defensive backfield as well, most notably Marshon Lattimore. He had one interception and nearly made another on a diving attempt, and he stepped up admirably after Gareon Conley left the game with an injury in the first half.