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The highest-graded players from the Big Ten Championship

Dec 1, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) and teammates celebrate after defeating the Northwestern Wildcats in the Big Ten conference championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

This highest-graded players recap is brought to you by Eckrich, the Official Smoked Sausage of the College Football Playoff.

[Editor's Note: While we grade every player on every game, to qualify for an overall game grade for this recap's purpose, a player must have played at least 20 snaps to be considered a full-time contributor to the game.]

Top 5 overall

Ohio State offense

Dwayne Haskins, QB – 94.2 overall grade
Chris Olave, WR – 87.5 overall grade
Parris Campbell, WR – 84.9 overall grade
Johnnie Dixon, WR – 79.2 overall grade
Terry McLaurin, WR – 71.5 overall grade

Ohio State defense

Chase Young, Edge – 80.8 overall grade
Robert Landers, DI – 80.7 overall grade
Jordan Fuller, S – 77.6 overall grade
Malik Harrison, LB – 73.8 overall grade
Kendall Sheffield, CB – 73.0 overall grade

Northwestern offense

Kyric McGowan, WR – 68.5 overall grade
Isaiah Bowser, RB – 68.1 overall grade
Clayton Thorson, QB – 65.3 overall grade
Bennett Skowronek, WR – 62.9 overall grade
Rashawn Slater, OT – 61.9 overall grade

Northwestern defense

Jordan Thompson, DI – 82.5 overall grade
Blake Gallagher, LB – 73.0 overall grade
Earnest Brown IV, Edge – 70.4 overall grade
Samdup Miller, Edge – 70.3 overall grade
Paddy Fisher, LB – 68.1 overall grade

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