Despite the transformation to the spread, the rushing attack is still as vital to the offense as it has always been at Ohio State. Urban Meyer’s spread-option attack relies heavily on the run game, and with a dual-threat QB like Braxton Miller, it’s the offense’s “bread and butter.”
Earlier in the season, Miller was asked to carry the ball an astronomical amount of times, and wasn’t going to finish the season at that pace. However, as the season continued, sophomore running back Carlos Hyde began to make great strides as a back. In the last seven games, Hyde rushed for 125-plus yards four times and compiled 970 yards rushing over the season despite missing two games.
Now with news that Jordan Hall is being granted a medical redshirt for his injury-plagued 2012 season, the Buckeyes have some serious weapons in their backfield.
Other Buckeyes like Rod Smith, Bri’onte Dunn, Jalin Marshall or Ezekiel Elliot could make an impact in the rushing game depending on who emerges in…
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