Monday Number Crunching: The Players
by Tony Gerdeman
It was a big night for Carlos Hyde Saturday in Evanston, and it looks like he's on his way to a big season. He's not the only Buckeye in the midst of some notable numbers, however.
Photo by Jim Davidson
...Carlos Hyde rushed for a team-high 168 yards and 3 TDs, marking the seventh 100-yard rushing game of his career and his first of the season.
...Carlos Hyde's rushing total was a career high and his 26 carries was just two shy of his 28 attempts vs. Nebraska (10/8/11).
...Carlos Hyde tied his career high with 4 receptions and set a career best with 38 receiving yards.
...Braxton Miller is now 20-6 in his career as a staring QB and 16-0 under Coach Meyer.
...With 68 yards rushing, Braxton Miller passed Rick Leach (2,176) for fifth place on the Big Ten's all-time rushing list among QBs with 2,219 yards.
...Bradley Roby blocked a punt in the first quarter and recovered it for a TD. It marked his third career TD on either a blocked or recovered punt. It also marks his second career blocked punt. His last blocked punt was at Michigan State in 2012.
...C.J. Barnett recorded 11 tackles. His career high is 12 at Michigan (11/26/11).
...Joey Bosa recorded five tackles, two for loss and had two sacks. He also ended the game with a recovered fumble in the endzone for a touchdown.
...Curtis Grant finished the game with a career high 10 tackles. He had recorded seven twice previously, last vs. Wisconsin (9/28/13).
...Carlos Hyde's 126.5 yards rushing in Big Ten games is second in the conference behind Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, who rushed for 225 yards in last week's Big Ten opener against Illinois.
...Last season Carlos Hyde fell 30 yards shy of becoming Urban Meyer's first 1,000-yard tailback. Last year after six games, Hyde had 298 yards rushing. This year he has 294 yards rushing. It's likely that he'll have two extra games this year as well. In other words, based on last year's pace, he's very much headed for 1,000 yards rushing this year despite missing the first three games of the season.
...With 30 receptions on the season, Philly Brown is on pace for 70 catches this season, which would be the third most in school history behind David Boston in 1998 (85) and 1997 (73). The 889 yards receiving he is on pace for would be 14th-best in school history.
...Devin Smith and Philly Brown each have five touchdown catches, and both are on pace for double figure touchdown catches this season. The Buckeyes have never had two receivers top 10 touchdown catches in the same season.
...So far 10 of Carlos Hyde's 48 carries (20.8%) have gone for 10+ yards. Michigan's Fitzgerald Toussaint has gained 10 or more yards on 14 of his 96 carries (14.6%). Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon is gaining 10 or more yards on 29.4% of his carries. Last season, Hyde's percentage was 15.7%.
...Ryan Shazier's 34 solo tackles are six more than anybody else in the Big Ten. His 47 tackles overall are third.
...Ryan Shazier leads the Big Ten in tackles for loss (8.0), and Noah Spence is tied for fifth (6.0). Joey Bosa is 17th with 4.0.
...Noah Spence is tied for second in the Big Ten with 3.0 sacks. Steve Miller, Michael Bennett, Joey Bosa, Jamal Marcus and Curtis Grant are all tied at ninth (2.0). The Buckeyes have five defensive linemen who have as many sacks as South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney (2.0).
...Jordan Hall's eight touchdowns still lead the Big Ten.
...Cameron Johnston is ninth in the Big Ten in punting (40.1), but because of the coverage, the Buckeyes are second in net punting.
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