The Ohio State football team dominated the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday afternoon 56-27. Running back J.K. Dobbins saved his best performance for the season’s regular season finale.
J.K. Dobbins was phenomenal on Saturday afternoon. Running behind one of the best offensive lines in college football, Dobbins lit up the stat line for 211 yards rushing, 49 yards receiving and four touchdowns.
J.K.’s career day was saved for probably what will be his last regular season game as a Buckeye.
Dobbins got stronger and ran tougher as the game went on. Busting long runs of 34,41 and 33 yards during the game. He was a threat to Michigan’s defense every time he got the ball in his hands.
Head coach Ryan Day went into this game knowing that he could run the ball down Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown’s throat. He came out to send a message early in this game that the Wolverine defense was not stopping Dobbins.
On the Buckeyes opening drive the RB had 52 yards rushing on four carries.
Day said after the game that he believed Dobbins deserved to be in New York for the Heisman ceremony. I couldn’t agree more.
With 1,657 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns on the ground his numbers certainly warrant it.
But more important than that, Dobbins has shown up big when the lights are the brightest. In Ohio State’s biggest games of the year against Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan J.K. has rushed for 531 yards and 8 touchdowns.
He most certainly would be well over 2,000 yards rushing if he had more carries in the second half of games this season. Passing Ezekiel Elliott for second place on Ohio State’s all time leading rusher list on Saturday, Dobbins only trails the two-time Heisman trophy winner, Archie Griffin.
As this season is winding down to the final few games it’s time we start to appreciate what were looking at: A juggernaut of a football team that has not played in a game decided by fewer than 11 points all season.
And for Dobbins, who more than likely will turn pro following the season, as he plays his final games as a Buckeye we should appreciate the fact that we are watching one of Ohio State’s all time great players.
J.K. Dobbins went down in Ohio State football history yesterday with his performance. It’s time that we start calling him an Ohio State legend.