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What They Were Saying About Carlos Hyde's Crazy 19-yard Touchdown Run
by Tony Gerdeman

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The play call was simply “13 Dash”, but what Carlos Hyde did with it is what made it so spectacular. The play was initially supposed to go inside, but Hyde bounced it out, and then ran into Iowa safety Tanner Miller, who spun him around. Hyde maintained his balance, found his bearings, and turned it back up towards the endzone, finishing the run with a dive over the goal line.

As you might expect, the Buckeyes were more than eager to talk about the play.

               
     Carlos Hyde             
Carlos Hyde

“I've never had a run like that. That play was working all day, and I told Coach Drayton that we needed to run a little more of it. On that play, I hit it up inside, bounced right back out, and a safety came down and he hit me. I came out of it and I was still up, and I'm like, 'Let me try to catch my balance.' And once I did, I turned back around and saw Philly Brown with an unbelievable block, and I got so excited and I hadn't even scored yet when I saw that block. And then I just went in for the touchdown.”


Evan Spencer
Evan Spencer

“He's a freak. He does amazing things for our offense. He's an awesome running back. When I saw him score, I was just so happy he did, but at the same time I was so tired. It was an awesome run. He's a good back and one of the best in the country.”


Ed Warriner
Ed Warriner

“I'll have to see it on the replay, but it was pretty good and pretty timely. It was a big run. He's known for pounding away and pounding away, and he's hard to tackle. He breaks the tackle and then he's out, and he's pretty impressive because he has deceiving speed.”


Marcus Hall
Marcus Hall
 

"It's amazing. Carlos Hyde in my opinion is the best back in college football. It doesn't surprise me at all. He just looks at me and tells us when we go, he goes. So we go.”


Tom Herman
Tom Herman

“Wow. Just wow. Everybody gives him much-deserved credit for being a big bruising back. That kid's got tremendous balance, tremendous fortitude, and just really, really, really a refusal to get tackled. Obviously on that play, holy smokes, and the refusal to get tackled, I just said 'wow' in the press box.”


Jack Mewhort
Jack Mewhort

“Oh man, you know what, actually while I was watching it, I was thinking, 'That's gonna be on SportsCenter.' I don't know if I'll be right about that, but that was unbelievable. His balance to stay up and then power it in. Everybody thinks of Carlos as a between-the-tackles guy, but once he gets out in space like that, he can do some cool stuff too, as you saw with him breaking tackles. That was a lot of fun. We're proud of him. He always runs hard and we appreciate him for that.”

Devin Smith
“That one was nice. I was blocking my guy and I looked over, and it seemed like it was slow motion. I saw him jump and I was like 'oh man' and he scored and it was a great play.”
Joel Hale
Joel Hale
“It just speaks for itself. Great athlete obviously. It's more about his effort in finishing that play. It's unreal. You could see his strength.”
Luke Fickell
Luke Fickell
“You see Carlos Hyde bouncing off of guys and wow, what a momentum swing and it gets juicer to everybody. I don't get to see a whole lot but I actually looked up and saw that, and what an amazing run. If that can't get you excited, anything that a coach can say doesn't do anything, anything a player says, but when they see an action like that man, that to me is what electrifies us. That's what brought us back, what helped us finish that game out.”

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