It was a record-breaking day for Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba in the Rose Bowl Game Pres. by Capital One Venture X.
Smith-Njigba broke the Rose Bowl receiving-yard record, the Ohio State single-game receiving record and the Ohio State receiving record for a season on Saturday against Utah.
With 257 receiving yards through the third quarter, Smith-Njigba broke Terry Glenn’s school record of 253 yards, set against Pitt in 1995. Glenn reached his total on nine catches, whereas Smith-Njigba did it on 10.
In addition to the Ohio State record, Smith-Njigba also broke the Rose Bowl record, beating Keyshawn Johnson’s previous record of 216 yards. If that wasn’t enough, the sophomore passed David Boston’s previous single-season record of 1,435 yards in 1998.
Smith-Njigba was up to 288 receiving yards on 11 receptions to begin the fourth quarter, which put him at 1,547 yards on the season. With his performance on Saturday, he became the only Ohio State receiver to ever have multiple 200-yard receiving games, as he put up 240 yards this season against Nebraska.