Ohio State’s Top 20 Plays of the 2021 Season

We take a look back at Ohio State’s top 20 plays of the 2021 season, including Jerron Cage’s scoop-and-score and several appearances by Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

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A look back at Ohio State’s top plays of the 2021 season, including Jerron Cage’s scoop-and-score and C.J. Stroud’s fourth-quarter Rose Bowl touchdown pass to Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

We take a look back at Ohio State’s top 20 plays of the 2021 season, including Jerron Cage’s scoop-and-score and several appearances by Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

10. Emeka Egbuka makes toe-tapping sideline grabThe next two plays on this list both come in the form of over-the-shoulder sideline catches, starting with one made in the final game of the season.With the Buckeyes trailing Utah 14-0 and needing a spark, Stroud threw a rainbow 30 yards downfield and Egbuka played it perfectly, reaching out into out-of-bounds territory while keeping a foot down in green grass to haul in the pass – Ohio State’s first big play of the game, which would set up its first touchdown and ultimately start the Buckeyes’ Rose Bowl comeback.

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The Top 10 Individual Performances From Ohio State's 2021 Football Season 10. Emeka Egbuka makes toe-tapping sideline grab The next two plays on this list both come in the form of over-the-shoulder sideline catches, starting with one made in the final game of the season. With the Buckeyes trailing Utah 14-0 and needing a spark, Stroud threw a rainbow 30 yards downfield and Egbuka played it perfectly, reaching out into out-of-bounds territory while keeping a foot down in green grass to haul in the pass – Ohio State’s first big play of the game, which would set up its first touchdown and ultimately start the Buckeyes’ Rose Bowl comeback. 9. Chris Olave makes over-the-shoulder sideline catch On a day where he made history by catching the final two touchdown passes of his record-breaking Ohio State career, Olave also made his most acrobatic grab of the season. Although he came up one yard short of a touchdown on this catch, it was no less impressive of a play as he caught the ball over his outside shoulder just inside the boundary and managed to get one foot down in bounds with firm possession of the ball before his momentum carried him out of bounds for a 27-yard reception that was one of the most impressive of his Buckeye career. 8. Cameron Martinez’ pick-six against Tulsa Will a Pick - ever stop giving us chills? The answer is no.