Football weather is officially back in Ohio. The temps were close to freezing, the snow was flying, and the Buckeyes were scoring at will. All is back to normal in Columbus. The Buckeyes, looking more like a national championship contender this week, found their stride early in their 56-14 rout of the Hoosiers.
But, even with a dominant performance, there was a lot that happened in between the four quarters of this contest. We unfold everything and more that happened on Saturday
Stroud Continues to Show Why He’s The Heisman Frontrunner
Coming off a lackluster performance against the Northwestern Wildcats last Saturday, Stroud found his stride once again this week against an Indiana Hoosiers squad who have struggled this season. Stroud threw for five more touchdowns. Thus finding four different receivers in the end zone, and added on to his total passing touchdowns. This brought him to 34 on the year.
Stroud’s arm has been the focal point of his arsenal. But he has also proven that he can win it on the ground as well. The star QB ran the ball six times for 79 yards against Northwestern. Also including a 44-yard run that set up a Miyan Williams touchdown to help put the Wildcats away for good. Stroud’s determination and will to do whatever it takes to win a ball game, on top of his impressive stat line, are what continue to keep him at the top of the Heisman list
Another injury to The Buckeyes Backfield
Buckeyes running back Miyan Williams has been the premier back in the absence of TreVeyon Henderson. The junior back has recorded four games with 100+ rushing yard. Including 147 yards and one touchdown on the ground against the Hoosiers. He has scored in seven out of nine games so far. Williams also leads the team in rushing attempts, rushing yards, average yards per carry, and rushing touchdowns. Unfortunately for the running back, Williams went down with an apparent ankle injury late in the second quarter. He was carted off to the locker room by Buckeyes personnel. Henderson, still recovering from a foot injury sustained on October 29th, and Williams now out with his own injury, the Buckeyes had to turn to Freshman back Dallan Hayden. He wasted little time taking over the role and making a statement. Hayden finished the game with 102 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries for the Buckeyes.
Wide receiver turned temporary running back Xavier Johnson took a carry himself for 71 yards and a touchdown as well. The temporary fix was enough to get the job done. Though the hope around the team is to get the backfield to full strength as soon as possible. Coach Ryan Day said that he was “hopeful” that Henderson could return next week against Maryland. Although he couldn’t offer much in the terms of a return for Williams. We wish Miyan a speedy and healthy recovery.
Kamryn Babb. What a story. The fifth-year receiver has battled injuries for most of his collegiate career. Injuries including four ACL surgeries that have sidelined him for most of his time at Ohio State. Even through the emotional and physical toll, the receiver has never wavered in his faith or in his abilities. Babb lined up outside right midway through the fourth quarter with the Buckeyes threatening inside the Indiana 8-yard line. Ohio Stadium erupted moments later. Babb had gotten away from his defender and found the end zone for the first time in his career. He instantly got down to the ground and said a prayer in the back of the end zone as his teammates rushed around him to celebrate. The emotional scene continued over to the Buckeyes sideline. His teammates and coaches all surrounded Babb to embrace and congratulate his on his first touchdown. A well-deserved moment for a man who has worked extremely hard in the face of adversity to prevail once again. Have a day, Kamryn
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