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Draft Scout Dwayne Haskins Jr. News
12/09/18 - QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. finished a distant third in the Heisman Trophy voting on Saturday night behind winner Kyler Murray of Oklahoma and Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama. Haskins set more than 20 school records and broke Big Ten records for the conference champion Buckeyes (12-1), who will face Washington in the Rose Bowl. Haskins led the country in touchdown passes (47) and yards (4,580) and was second in passing yards per game (352). The first-year starter completed 70.2 percent of his passes and was intercepted just eight times in 496 attempts.
12/08/18 - QB Dwayne Haskins is unsure of his plans for next season. However, the Heisman Trophy finalist is certain of one thing -- he will be under center when the Buckeyes square off against Pac-12 Conference champion Washington in the Rose Bowl. A number of top college players have opted to skip their team's bowl games in order to prepare for the 2019 NFL Draft. Haskins won't be among them. "Just being a quarterback, it's your job to lead the team," Haskins told The Athletic. "And for you to say you don't want to play, you're not about the team or winning or losing. You just want to get out while you can. There was no doubt in my mind about playing in the game because I know I can help this team win."
12/04/18 - QB Dwayne Haskins was named a finalist for the 84th Heisman Trophy. The award for the most outstanding college football player will be presented Saturday (8 p.m. ET) in New York. Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma's Kyler Murray were the other finalists.
11/26/18 - In college football's current great debate - Ohio State or Oklahoma? - AP Top 25 voters went with the Sooners. The Buckeyes surged to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday on the strength of a record-breaking blowout of Michigan the day before. The College Football Playoff selection committee will weigh in Tuesday when its latest rankings come out. Michigan came into the weekend No. 4 in both the AP and CFP rankings, so beating the Wolverines so convincingly is significant.
TCU coach Gary Patterson has faced both the Sooners and Buckeyes this season. The Horned Frogs lost 40-28 to Ohio State in September at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. They lost 52-27 at home to Oklahoma a month later when they were a banged up team. After TCU managed to get bowl eligible by beating Oklahoma State on Saturday night in Fort Worth, Patterson took to defending the Big 12 and backing the Sooners. "I can tell you this much, having been a defensive guy in this league I'm looking forward to everyone else defending them instead of me," Patterson said of the Sooners. "All I'm saying is, I'm a coach, I just watch. I played Ohio State. I saw what they did to Michigan today. I'm telling you, I played both. I know who I would rather play again. And who I wouldn't." - AP College Football
11/17/18 - Relentlessly zipping up and down the field, ninth-ranked Ohio State and upstart Maryland were racking up yards and points at a dizzying pace. Finally, the Terrapins were presented with the chance to end it - one way or another. A gutsy decision by Maryland interim coach Matt Canada did not achieve the desired results, and the Buckeyes avoided one of the most stunning upsets in this college football season by squeezing out a 52-51 victory in overtime on Saturday. After a 5-yard touchdown run by Dwayne Haskins gave the Buckeyes a seven-point lead to start overtime, Tayon Fleet-Davis scored for the Terrapins. Canada opted to keep his offense on the field to attempt a 2-point conversion, and Tyrrell Pigrome's pass to Jeshaun Jones was off target . "It was a gut call," Canada said.
"I felt like they were scoring, we were scoring. We had the ball, we had to make one play to win. Obviously it didn't work. I wasn't trying to be aggressive. I was just trying to win." After watching his defense allow 535 yards and seven touchdowns, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer understood why Canada opted to win it right there. "I would have probably done the same thing if I was their coach, the way they were gaining yards on us," Meyer said. "I'm relieved we won." Favored by 14½ points, Ohio State (10-1, 7-1 Big Ten, No. 10 CFP) trailed by two touchdowns in the third quarter and 45-38 with under two minutes left before rallying. - AP College Football