Jaxon Smith-Njigba’s Masterpiece Will Never Be Topped (Unless It’s By Him)

LOS ANGELES – Sometimes you don’t know you’re watching history in the making until it’s all over and you take a step back and the picture becomes perfectly clear. Other times, however, it is clear from the outset. Saturday was the latter. Ohio State sophomore wide receiver Smith-Njigba caught 15 passes for 347 yards and …

Grumpy Old Buckeye: Ohio State vs. Utah

If there’s such a thing as the Rose Bowl no one wanted, this was it for Ohio State. The Buckeyes got waxed by their rivals to close the regular season and that already prompted an upcoming change at defensive coordinator. Several key players opted out of the game — a decision I respect and understand …

Jaxon Smith-Njigba Sets Ohio State Single-Season, Single-Game Receiving Records In Rose Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. — Ohio State sophomore wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba is now the sole owner of the Buckeyes’ single season records for receptions and receiving yards, as well as the record for most receiving yards in a single game. Smith-Njigba set the new record on a 50-yard reception on a second-quarter drive in Saturday’s Rose …

As The Elder Statesman, Jaxon Smith-Njigba Ready To Lead Receivers

LOS ANGELES — And a sophomore shall lead them. Coming into this season, the expectations at wide receiver for the Buckeyes were that Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave would lead the passing game and that sophomore Jaxon Smith-Njigba would be a nice third option for new quarterback CJ Stroud. Well, as far as third options …

Jaxon Smith-Njigba Enters Rarefied Air In Ohio State History

The catch was a simple in-route on first-and-20 early in the third quarter of Saturday’s 59-31 win over Purdue. The play gained 26 yards for the Buckeyes, but more than that, it put sophomore receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba into the Ohio State record books. The 26-yard gain pushed Smith-Njigba over 1,000 yards receiving on the season. …

Grumpy Old Buckeye: Ohio State at Nebraska

Ohio State visited Lincoln on Saturday looking to get the offense back on track after some red zone struggles against Penn State. The Huskers have a statistically good defense in the red zone but have struggled at times defending other areas of the field. That’s a longwinded way of saying that Nebraska generally may give …

Five Predictions: Oregon at Ohio State

People will tell you that the biggest games are the hardest ones to predict, but those people are idiots. It’s not about the size of the game in the prediction, but rather the size of the prediction in the game. For a professional, every prediction is big. There are no small predictions, just small predictors. …

‘It’s Gonna Be Fun Watching Him’ – Buckeye Receivers Excited About Jaxon Smith-Njigba

The college football world caught a glimpse last year of what Jaxon Smith-Njigba was capable of doing, and it only took one game. Buckeye quarterback Justin Fields found the freshman receiver running in the back of the end zone in last year’s opener at Nebraska. The pass was completed but it looked to be well …

Last Year Was Just the Beginning for Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Every day until fall camp begins for Ohio State, we will profile a different Buckeye football player. Today that player is sophomore receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Yesterday it was cornerback Sevyn Banks. You can find all of the daily Scoop Profiles right here. Jaxon Smith-Njigba No. 11 | Wide Receiver | 6-0 197 | Sophomore | …

Spring Gleaning: Is a Receiver Rotation Coming Back Around for Ohio State?

Now that spring football is over, it’s time to look back at exactly what we just saw. We’ll continue going over each position group for the next week or so with what was learned and what still needs to happen. Up next will be the Ohio State wide receivers. [Previous: Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Tight Ends | Defensive Ends | Cornerbacks | Safeties] …

Jaxon Smith-Njigba Took Big Steps This Spring for Buckeyes

Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave may have some company this season. Sophomore wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba entered spring ball for the Buckeyes with high expectations for himself and from his coaches, and it sure sounds like he made good on most of those expectations this spring. Smith-Njigba finished third among Ohio State wide receivers last …

Brian Hartline, Parker Fleming, Buckeye Receivers Talk Spring Ball, Taking Next Step

Ohio State special teams coordinator Parker Fleming and wide receivers coach Brian Hartline met with reporters on Thursday to discuss how spring camp has gone for their respective position groups. Also joining the media session were receivers Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and Jameson Williams. Here are the highlights of everything that was said. …

Spring Breakdown: Buckeyes Deep and Talented at Receiver

Snapshot Only five wide receivers caught passes for the Buckeyes last year as Ohio State employed a receiving corps with just one upperclassmen. It was a young group that had to rely heavily on Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson. Those numbers may shift a bit this year as all five of those pass catchers return, …

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