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The highest-graded players in Ohio State's win over Michigan State, 26-6

Nov 10, 2018; East Lansing, MI, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes mascot celebrates a win over Michigan State Spartans after a game at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

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

Ohio State kept pace in the race for the College Football Playoff by knocking off Michigan State, 26-6. They now face Maryland next week before setting up a potential top-five showdown with Michigan to end the regular season as the winner likely secures a berth in the CFP.

[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

Rashod Berry, TE – 87.6 overall grade
Terry McLaurin, WR – 74.6 overall grade
Mike Weber, RB – 72.7 overall grade
Demetrius Knox, OG – 71.8 overall grade
K.J. Hill, WR – 66.9 overall grade

Ohio State defense

Shaun Wade, CB – 78.7 overall grade
Jordan Fuller, S – 72.8 overall grade
Damon Arnette, CB – 70.7 overall grade
Tuf Borland, LB – 69.4 overall grade
Dre'Mont Jones, DI – 69.2 overall grade

Michigan State offense

Jordan Reid, OT – 68.6 overall grade
Cody White, WR – 68.4 overall grade
Darrell Stewart Jr., WR – 64.9 overall grade
Tyler Higby, OG – 64.4 overall grade
Rocky Lombardi, QB – 63.3 overall grade

Michigan State defense

Kenny Willekes, Edge – 81.3 overall grade
Justin Layne, CB – 79.2 overall grade
Mike Panasiuk, DI – 72.3 overall grade
Gerald Owens, DI – 71.1 overall grade
David Dowell, S – 69.9 overall grade

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