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July 29, 2014

From September 15, 1973 through November 15, 1975, Buckeye tailback Archie Griffin rushed for 100 or more yards in each of Ohio State’s 31 regular-season games. His 31-game streak is an NCAA record to this day.

Five Fast Facts:

  1. Griffin averaged 140.6 rushing yards per game during the streak
  2. Streak high 246 yards vs. Iowa (1973), streak low 105 vs. Northwestern (’73)
  3. No. 45 scampered for a streak-long 75-yard run at Washington State (’74)
  4. Ohio State compiled a 29-1-1 record over the course of the streak
  5. Six yards and a cloud of dust? Griffin boasted a 6.3 yards per carry average

Archie Griffin 31-Game Streak of 100+ Yards

Date Opponent Carries Yards TDs Long
Sept. 15, 1973 Minnesota 15 129 0 19
Sept. 29, 1973 TCU 14 119 1 68
Oct. 6, 1973 Washington State 15 128 1 26
Oct. 13, 1973 at Wisconsin 29 169 0 18
Oct. 20, 1973 at Indiana 25 130 0 37
Oct. 27, 1973 Northwestern 17 105 2 21
Nov. 3, 1973 at Illinois 29 108 1 14
Nov. 10, 1973 Michigan State 21 131 0 34
Nov. 17, 1973 Iowa 30 246 1 35
Nov. 24, 1973 at Michigan 30 163 0 38
Sept. 14, 1974 at Minnesota 26 133 1 14
Sept. 21, 1974 Oregon State 16 134 1 24
Sept. 28, 1974 SMU 24 156 2 31
Oct. 5, 1974 at Washington State 21 196 1 75
Oct. 12, 1974 Wisconsin 18 112 1 29
Oct. 19, 1974 Indiana 22 146 2 20
Oct. 26, 1974 at Northwestern 18 173 1 28
Nov. 2, 1974 Illinois 20 144 2 35
Nov. 9, 1974 at Michigan State 23 140 0 31
Nov. 16, 1974 at Iowa 23 175 1 23
Nov. 23, 1974 Michigan 25 111 0 18
Sept. 13, 1975 at Michigan State 29 108 0 8
Sept. 20, 1975 Penn State 24 128 0 35
Sept. 27, 1975 North Carolina 22 157 0 22
Oct. 4, 1975 at UCLA 21 160 1 20
Oct. 11, 1975 Iowa 21 120 0 17
Oct. 18, 1975 Wisconsin 15 107 1 26
Oct. 25, 1975 at Purdue 20 130 0 23
Nov. 1, 1975 Indiana 28 150 0 13
Nov. 8, 1975 at Illinois 23 127 1 30
Nov. 15, 1975 Minnesota 23 124 1 19