Although they weren’t on the field at the same time, arguably one of the best match-ups in Saturday’s game was between the two Heisman-caliber running backs, Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor and Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins.
Any time an Ohio State player does something that only Archie Griffin has accomplished before, it’s a pretty big deal. Saturday against Wisconsin, J.K. Dobbins did just that.
It’s your Week 2 edition of Grumpy Old Buckeye and we’re talking about Ohio State vs. the University of Cincinnati. If you’re new to this column, welcome! The aim here is to be the voice of negativity, even when things are generally pretty great. I point out the things from each game that make me want to walk out onto my lawn in my bathrobe and yell at people about it.
COLUMBUS — One of junior running back J.K. Dobbins’ goals this season was to get back to his freshman form. Last season Dobbins averaged 4.6 yards per carry, which was well under his 7.2 yards per carry as a true freshman. In the season opener last weekend, Dobbins averaged just 4.3 yards per rush and totaled 91 yards and a touchdown on 21 attempts.