On the message of improving every week:
“The team feels like we’ve been improving each and every week. We also feel like our ceiling’s very high. Looking at film and seeing the mistakes we made during the game, it just gets us more excited…If we clean all those other things up, then the sky is the limit.”
On being further along in his development than expected:
“I knew when I came in here with the mindset that I have to do everything I can to be the best player I can be. I’m just so glad to be in the place I am right now.”
J.K. Dobbins had another terrific half of football Saturday vs. the Indiana Hoosiers and it was impressive enough to earn the junior from LaGrange, Texas co-offensive player of the week honors in the Big Ten Conference.
It was actually one half plus two third quarter carries for Dobbins, who rushed for 193 yards against the Hoosiers – 175 in the first half alone – and scored twice to lead the 51-10 victory.
The Ohio State Buckeyes, riding the nation’s second-longest winning streak at nine games, closes out its non-conference season with a 3:30 p.m. game Saturday at Ohio Stadium against the Miami Redhawks. This will be the sixth meeting between the two schools, the fourth since 2000 and the first since Urban Meyer’s unbeaten, 2012 Buckeyes defeated Miami, 56-10, to open the season and the Meyer coaching era in Columbus.
The game was announced in April 2017 and came about after Ohio State and TCU modified their home-and-home series in 2018 and 2019 to one, neutral site game in 2018.
• Miami University is the second-oldest university in Ohio and the 10th oldest public university (32nd overall) in the United States.
• Miami University has a long tradition of Greek life; five social Greek-letter organizations were founded at the university earning Miami the nickname “Mother of Fraternities.”
• As of 2017, Miami University has a total enrollment of 24,424 admitted students. The Oxford campus encompasses 19,452 students, of which 17,147 are at the undergraduate and 2,305 at the graduates and professional.
• Miami University is one of four schools, along with the United States Naval Academy, the University of Michigan and Stanford University, that have graduated both a U.S. President and a Super Bowl winning quarterback.