COLUMBUS, Ohio – 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.
Dobbins had a 56-yard run – his second run over 50 yards this season – in the first half but that wasn’t his signature play. The play that was came on a 26-yard run where he initially slipped but recovered, stiff-armed two Hoosiers out of the way, broke a tackle, dragged a defender seven yards and then plowed over yet another defender to score, giving Ohio State a 30-3 lead.
“I think we’ll see some things on film with J.K. that were really good,” head coach Ryan Day predicted following the win.
Dobbins has rushed for 425 yards so far this season and is averaging 7.1 yards per carry. His yardage total is fourth nationally, his 141.7 yards per game ranks sixth and his yards per carry average ranks 19th.
Dobbins has moved into 14th place among all-time Ohio State rushers with 2,881 yards and needs 119 yards to become just the 11th Buckeye to top 3,000 rush yards. Directly in front of Dobbins are Antonio Pittman (2,945 yards), Michael Wiley (2,951), Carlos Snow (3,999) and Pepe Pearson (3,076). Dobbins will climb into Ohio State’s all-time Top 10 once he passes those four.