Dobbins rolls like a caisson
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.