Ohio State football has been known for its running game, producing quite a few talented running backs throughout its history.
2013 should be no different, as the Buckeyes return quite a strong group of runners from a team which finished No. 10 in rushing yards per game last season.
The group that OSU returns certainly earns a right to be considered the best set of running backs of any team in all of college football.
Alabama may have something to say about it, but the Crimson Tide did lose their top back in Eddie Lacy and don’t have all that much proven depth behind star sophomore T.J. Yeldon. Adding 5-star prospect Derrick Henry, according to Scout.com, among others helps, but there isn’t a lot of proven talent behind Yeldon.
With many of last year’s good backs like Montee Ball and Kenjon Barner off to the NFL, the Buckeyes’ depth in their running back corps only adds to the idea that it could be the best in the country.
Leading the way is senior bruiser Carlos Hyde, who rushed for 16 touchdowns and nearly 1,000 yards in just 10 games—and doing so without having a gain longer than 29 yards.