Monday Number Crunching: The Players
by Tony Gerdeman
It was a very productive day for a few Buckeyes on Saturday, as Carlos Hyde and Braxton Miller combined for 430 yards rushing, while Joey Bosa and Ryan Shazier combined for six tackles for loss. Overall, it was an afternoon that certainly added to an impressive season for a number of Buckeyes.
… Carlos Hyde's 246 yards rushing against Illinois tied Archie Griffin for third-best day all-time for a Buckeye, behind Eddie George's 314 yards against Illinois in 1995 and Keith Byars 274 yards against Illinois in 1984.
… Carlos Hyde has rushed for 947 yards this season, and is averaging 135.3 yards rushing per game. That would be good for fifth all-time in OSU history. He is currently on pace for 1,488 yards, which would be the seventh-best season of all time, all while missing three games.
… Carlos Hyde is averaging 7.9 yards per carry, which would be the best in school history, and the first time since 1950 that the OSU team leader in rushing averaged over seven yards per carry.
… Carlos Hyde has carried the ball 120 times this season, and only once has he been stopped behind the line of scrimmage for a loss.
… Carlos Hyde is averaging 151.0 yards rushing per game in conference play, which leads the Big Ten. His 7.88 yards per carry is a quarter yard more than anybody else, and his 11 touchdowns are two more than anybody else.
… Carlos Hyde began Saturday's game 15th in rushing all-time at OSU. He ended it 11th. He now has 2,624 yards rushing in his career, which is good for 11th all-time in OSU history. He needs just 26 more yards to move into 10th all-time. His 6.03 yards per carry in his career is second all-time behind Archie Griffin's 6.05 yards per carry among Ohio State's top 20 rushers ever.
… Carlos Hyde is averaging 12 points per game in Big Ten play, which leads the conference.
… Carlos Hyde is leading the Big Ten with 165.8 all-purpose yards per game in conference play.
… Philly Brown is leading the Big Ten with nine touchdown catches.
… Braxton Miller needs to average 101.5 yards rushing per game over the next four games to reach 1,000 yards rushing for the second-consecutive season. Only six Buckeyes have accomplished the feat all-time – Archie Griffin, Tim Spencer, Keith Byars, Eddie George, Antonio Pittman and Chris Wells.
… Braxton Miller leads the Big Ten in passing efficiency (165.31). Kenny Guiton is second at 165.2. Miller's 17 touchdown passes is tied for second in the conference.
… Braxton Miller is tied with Devin Gardner for total offense per game (295.0) in Big Ten play.
… Cameron Johnston is second in the Big Ten in punting at 43.9 yards per punt. In conference play, he leads the Big Ten with an average of 45.8 yards per punt.
… Ryan Shazier is tied for eighth in the nation in tackles for loss with 15.5. That number also leads the Big Ten. His 8.9 tackles per game is third in the Big Ten.
… Ryan Shazier's 5.5 sacks is tied for sixth in the Big Ten. Noah Spence is second with 7.0, and Joey Bosa is tied for ninth with 4.5.
… Noah Spence is third in the Big Ten in tackles for loss with 11.5. Joey Bosa is 17th with 7.5. Michael Bennett is 18th with 7.0.
… Ryan Shazier is tied for the Big Ten lead with 3 fumbles forced this season.
Number Crunching - The Team
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