Big Ten honors Ohio State’s McMillan

Linebacker named defensive player of the week


The Big Ten named Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker defensive player of the week on Tuesday. He led the Buckeyes with a career-high 16 tackles Saturday in a 30-27 double-overtime victory over Michigan at Ohio Stadium.

McMillan had a half tackle for a loss, a quarterback hurry and a pass deflection. He pressured quarterback Wilton Speight into an interception that Malik Hooker returned for Ohio State’s first touchdown.

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Ohio State’s other starting linebackers recorded career highs in tackles as well. Jerome Baker had 15 tackles. Chris Worley had 11.

McMillan leads the Buckeyes with 87 tackles. Baker ranks second with 79. Worley is fourth with 60.


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