Big Ten football Buckeyes Wire midseason conference award

We’re moving along in the homestretch of the college football season, but the conference slate is just barely halfway over after last weekend’s games.

Since we’ve gotten to the midway point, it feels like a great time to check in on where all of the Big Ten conference awards stand,

and who we believe should take home all the virtual midseason hardware.

We did the same thing before the 2022 season began, so we’ll take this opportunity to look back and see how good we were at peering into the crystal ball compared to where things are now.

Ohio State and Michigan have been good as expected, but there are always surprises, and it has been no different during this crazy and wacky Big Ten football season.

Here’s who we have highlighted as our Buckeyes Wire midseason Big Ten football award winners and what we thought would happen at the onset of another glorious college football slate.

Big Ten East Champion What We Predicted Preseason Ohio State Buckeyes

West Division Champion What We Predicted Preseason Wisconsin Badgers Χ

Graham-George Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year What We Predicted Preseason C.J. Stroud, Quarterback – Ohio State √ Where Things Stand C.J. Stroud, Quarterback – Ohio State

Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year What We Predicted Preseason Jack Campbell, Linebacker – Iowa Χ Where Things Stand Jacoby Windmon, Defensive End/Linebacker – Michigan State

Thompson-Randel El Big Ten Freshman of the Year What We Predicted Preseason Nicholas Singleton, Running Back – Penn State √ Where Things Stand Nicholas Singleton, Running Back – Penn State

Hayes-Shembechler Big Ten Coach of the Year What We Predicted Preseason Ryan Day, Ohio State Χ Where Things Stand Bret Bielema, Illinois

Griese-Brees Big Ten Quarterback of the Year What We Predicted Preseason C.J. Stroud, Ohio State √ Where Things Stand C.J. Stoud, Ohio State

Ameche-Dayne Big Ten Running Back of the Year What We Predicted Preseason Braelon Allen, Wisconsin Χ Where Things Stand Chase Brown, Illinois

Richter-Howard Big Ten Receiver of the Year What We Predicted Preseason Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State Χ Where Things Stand Marvin Harrison Jr, Ohio State

Kwalick-Clark Big Ten Tight End of the Year What We Predicted Preseason Sam LaPorta, Iowa Χ Where Things Stand Payne Durham, Purdue

Rimington-Pace Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year What We Predicted Preseason Peter Skoronski, Northwestern Χ Where Things Stand Olusegun Oluwatimi, Michigan

Smith-Brown Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year What We Predicted Preseason P.J. Mustipher, Penn State Χ Where Things Stand Jacoby Windmon, Michigan State

Butkus-Fitzgerald Big Ten Linebacker of the Year What We Predicted Preseason Jack Campbell, Iowa √ Where Things Stand Jack Campbell, Iowa

Tatum-Woodson Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year What We Predicted Preseason Taiwan Mullen, Indiana Χ Where Things Stand Joey Porter Jr, Penn State

Bakken-Anderson Big Ten Kicker of the Year What We Predicted Preseason Jake Moody, Michigan √ Where Things Stand Jake Moody, Michigan

Eddleman-Fields Big Ten Punter of the Year What We Predicted Preseason Adam Korsak, Rutgers Χ Where Things Stand Bryce Baringer, Michigan State

Rodgers-Dwight Big Ten Return Specialist of the Year What We Predicted Preseason Jayden Reed, Michigan State Χ Where Things Stand Jaylin Lucas, Indiana

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