COLUMBUS, Ohio — All season long Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and his coaching staff have spilt series between their two running back.
Junior Mike Weber and sophomore J.K. Dobbins have combined to run for 1,291 yards and 10 touchdowns on 248 carries. Both have had their ups and downs this season, but the one constant is that no matter what type of game one may be having, the Buckeyes stick to the script.
After a disappointing showing from both players in the 49-20 loss at Purdue on Saturday, October 20, Meyer stressed that the running game would be more of an emphasis against Nebraska. Meyer voiced that despite the fumbles, he was please to see that both players showed the ability to make plays out of nothing.
“I thought they both did,” Meyer said. “You sit and watch games last Saturday and go ‘there’s a guy go do something with it.’ And I thought the emphasis was there all week.”
In its 36-31 win over Nebraska on Saturday, November 3, Dobbins clearly had things clicking from start to finished while Weber struggled for much of the first half. Despite that the coaching half chose to continue to alternate the two each series.
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