INDIANAPOLIS — With an 11-yard carry in the second quarter of the Big Ten Championship Game, Ohio State sophomore running back JK Dobbins has now rushed for exactly 1,000 yards. This is the second-consecutive season he has hit the 1,000-yard mark for the Buckeyes. He becomes the first player in Ohio State history to rush for 1,000 yards in both his freshman and sophomore seasons.
Dobbins set an OSU freshman rushing record last season with 1,403 yards on the ground, and while his sophomore season has not reached the heights of his freshman year, he now becomes the ninth Buckeye to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons.
Dobbins currently has 1,000 yards rushing on 215 attempts for a 4.7-yard-per-carry average.
Dobbins has rushed for 100 yards in three games this season, including a career-high 203 yards on 37 attempts against Maryland.
With at least two more quarters and one entire game after this one, Dobbins will be able to build upon his current yardage tally.
He has now passed the likes of Pete Johnson and Jonathan Wells and is currently 19th in Ohio State history in career rushing yards.
The Buckeyes currently lead Northwestern 14-7 with nine minutes to play in the second quarter.