Rushing for a career high was enough to help Ohio State junior running back Ezekiel Elliott to be named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.
Elliott ran for 274 yards on Saturday during Ohio State's 34-27 road win over Indiana. He averaged 11.9 yards per carry in the game thanks largely to runs of 55, 65 and 75 yards.
Elliott's rushing total is the second most in Ohio State history behind Eddie George's 314-yard day against Illinois in 1995. He has three of the top 10 single game rushing totals in school history.To read more or comment...
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer announced on Wednesday evening that junior Cardale Jones will remain the team's starting quarterback.
Jones has started the first three games of the season, all wins by Ohio State. In those games, Jones has completed just 56.5 percent of his passes for 334 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions.
He had two interceptions against Northern Illinois on Saturday and was pulled for the game after just three series. He was replaced by redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett, who has appeared in ever game this season.To read more or comment...
Ohio State sophomore cornerback Damon Webb, a product of Cass Tech High School in Detroit, has been suspended for a violation of athletics department policy, the school announced Saturday.
A one-sentence press release was distributed about 75 minutes before the No. 1 and defending national champion Buckeyes were to kick off against Northern Illinois in Ohio Stadium.
The length of the suspension was not specified.
Listed as second-team on the depth chart behind Gareon Conley, Webb has totaled eight tackles this season. Webb, 5-foot-11 and 193 pounds, had five on defense and special teams against Virginia Tech and three against Hawaii.To read more or comment...
Redshirt freshman Parris Campbell of St. Vincent-St. Mary High Shool has started Ohio State's first two games at wide receiver, but has more tackles on special teams (four) than catches (none).
That doesn't seem to bother OSU coach Urban Meyer.
"That's where it all starts," Meyer said of Campbell's contributions on special teams during his weekly radio call-in show on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus Thursday.
"I told Carlos Hyde, all those players, 'You have to do it,'" Meyer said. "Parris, I love that kid, a good student, raised the right way, represents Akron St. V the right way. Watch out that guy."
Although Cardale Jones got the majority of snaps at quarterback for Ohio State on Monday night, he's still listed as the co-starter at the position with J.T. Barrett.
This week's roster also includes the return of the four suspended Buckeyes: end Joey Bosa, wide receiver Corey Smith, wide receiver Jalin Marshall and H-back Dontre Wilson.
The twist is that none of those four players is listed as a starter for Saturday's game. Bosa is listed as a co-starter with Sam Hubbard while Marshall backs up Parris Campbell and Wilson is behind Johnnie Dixon.To read more or comment...
Braxton Miller's debut at H-back for Ohio State on Monday night was so successful he's already winning awards.
The Buckeyes senior took home Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in a win against Virginia Tech. Catching passes, taking handoffs and even lining up at quarterback, Miller finished the game with 140 total yards and two touchdowns. That included a 54-yard touchdown catcha nd a 53-yard touchdown run. Both plays came in the third quarter.
That 54-yard run will likely go down as one of the single best plays of the season.To read more or comment...