Helmet Stickers: Week 10

On November 4, 2013 by Buckeye Empire

After scoring 119 points and allowing just 14 in the past eight quarters of football, the Ohio State Buckeyes should all receive Helmet Stickers.

Sadly, that’s not how Helmet Stickers works, so we’ll have to pick two of the brightest from Saturday’s 56-0 blowout win over the Purdue Boilermakers.

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Jeff Heuerman, tight end

Jeff Heuerman Purdue

You read that right folks, Jeff Heuerman, a tight end, won this week’s Buckeye Empire Helmet Sticker on offense after notching a career high 116 yards receiving.

Upon Urban Meyer’s arrival to Ohio State, everyone thought the tight ends would be involved in the Buckeyes offense. At Florida, Meyer made effective use of his tight ends and there was no reason to think that wouldn’t be the case when he arrived in Columbus.

Up until Saturday’s game at Purdue, however, the tight end position had been absent. There just wasn’t much necessity to throw the ball to the big, hulking receivers. The offense was plenty efficient without it and as Urban often says, “the defense will dictate what we do with the ball.”

That was surely the case on Saturday and Heuerman was absolutely appreciative.

Coming into Saturday’s game, Heuerman had fifteen receptions for 139 yards and one touchdown on the season.

Finding open holes and wide open areas in Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday, Heuerman made his presence much more public than he had before. His 23.2 yards-per-catch average was the highest of this season and the second highest of his career, while his 40-yard touchdown reception was a career long.

Capping off the career-day for the big-man from Naples, Florida was an incredibly athletic leap, during which Heuerman hurdled a Purdue defender, on the way to a big-gain.

While Heuerman’s performance was tops on Saturday, the Miller-Hyde combo was right back at it, combining for 351 of Ohio State’s 640 yards of total offense.

Both were incredibly efficient on Saturday afternoon- Miller completing 19 of his 23 pass attempts for 233 yards and four touchdowns and Hyde rushing for 111 yards on just eight carries for an average of 13.9 yards-per-attempt.

“Smooth Jazz” Kenny Guiton even got in on the act, rushing for 98 yards and two touchdowns, while throwing for 59 yards and another touchdown.

Overall, it was a high-octane day for the offense and ultimately, Jeff Heuerman became the first non-quarterback or running back to win the Buckeye Empire Helmet Sticker this season!

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Doran Grant, cornerback

Doran Grant Purdue

Week-after-week Doran Grant makes a big play and Saturday was no different.

Grant picked off the first pass of the game for Purdue and took it back for a touchdown, giving the Buckeyes a 7-0 lead.

With Bradley Roby struggling at times this season, Grant’s impact has been invaluable. Apart from the obvious big plays, Grant has helped the Ohio State secondary to improve their pass coverage after Iowa and Wisconsin put up huge numbers.

Overall, this is Grant’s third Buckeye Empire Helmet Sticker of the season, tying Kenny Guiton for the most Helmet Stickers this season.

While there are many defensive players making a huge impact for the Buckeyes this year, Doran Grant is certainly starting to work his way to the top of that very exclusive list.

Past Helmet Stickers Winners: 

Week One: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Jordan Hall, running back

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Ryan Shazier, linebacker

 

Week Two: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Kenny Guiton, quarterback

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Steve Miller, defensive lineman

 

Week Three: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Kenny Guiton, quarterback

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Joey Bosa, defensive end

 

Week Four: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Kenny Guiton, quarterback

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Chase Farris, defensive lineman

 

Week Five: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Braxton Miller, quarterback

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Ryan Shazier, linebacker

 

Week Six:

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Carlos Hyde, running back

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Joey Bosa, defensive end, Doran Grant, cornerback

 

Week Seven:

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Carlos Hyde, running back

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Doran Grant, cornerback

 

Week Nine: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Braxton Miller, quarterback

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Noah Spence, defensive end

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