Dob­bins rolls like a cais­son

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - SPORTS - By Mitch Stacy

Fresh­man J.K. Dob­bins ran for 172 yards and a pair of touch­downs as No. 8 Ohio State re­bounded from a de­flat­ing loss to rout Army, 38-7, on Satur­day.

Dob­bins broke away for an elec­tri­fy­ing 52yard touch­down run to open the sec­ond half af­ter romp­ing for 22 yards on the pre­vi­ous play, ex­tend­ing Ohio State’s 17-7 half­time lead. The Buck­eyes (2-1) then got touch­downs on two of their next three drives to pull away.

“He’s a per­fect tail­back,” Ohio State coach Ur­ban Meyer said of the young­ster, who rushed for 181 yards in the sea­son opener at In­di­ana. “He’s the space player we need.”

J.T. Bar­rett, the tar­get

this week of crit­ics who sug­gested he should be benched af­ter the 31-16 loss to Ok­la­homa, was 25 for 33 for 270 yards and two touch­downs, al­beit against a less-tal­ented de­fense than last week.

He looked es­pe­cially slick on a drive in the third quar­ter when he hit tight end Mar­cus Baugh for 31 yards, then threw a per­fect 20-yard scor­ing strike on a post route to Terry McLau­rin in the end zone. That score gave him 106 touch­downs re­spon­si­ble for in his ca­reer, ty­ing him for the all-time Big Ten lead with Pur­due’s Drew Brees. He broke the record on the next pos­ses­sion when he tossed a 9-yard scor­ing pass to Austin Mack.


Ohio State run­ning back J.K. Dob­bins out­runs the Army de­fense to score a touch­down dur­ing the sec­ond half.

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