Things are pretty touch-and-go in the Ohio State backfield for Week 3.
Carlos Hyde is out with an MCL injury he suffered late in the first half of Week 2′s 31-16 victory over UCF, and it could take him multiple weeks to recover from that. Meanwhile, Jordan Hall is still working his way back from foot rehab, and according to Urban Meyer it’s not clear whether Hall will play against California this weekend.
Therefore, it’s true freshman Bri’onte Dunn atop the depth chart this week, with sophomore Rod Smith behind him. And while Ohio State could badly, badly use Hall back in the lineup for all the versatility he brings, having Dunn as the feature back is hardly a cause for concern for the Buckeye faithful.
The first thing you notice watching Bri’onte Dunn run the football is his irrepressible attack of the line. There’s no backfield dancing, no hesitation—it’s just hitting the hole as hard as he can.
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