Freshman Tracker: J.K. Dobbins Stars in Ann Arbor

By 11W Staff on November 26, 2017 at 5:00 am
In his first Michigan game, J.K. Dobbins ran for 101 yards and a touchdown.

Getting his first taste of the best rivalry in sports, J.K. Dobbins did not disappoint with a 15-carry, 101-yard rushing performance with a touchdown in Ohio State's 31-20 dispatching of Michigan yesterday in the Big House.

Dobbins' 1-yard plunge late in the third quarter gave Ohio State a 21-20 lead it would not relinquish. 

The 100+ yard outing from Dobbins was his fifth of the year and featured zero negative rushing plays. Through 12 games, Dobbins has 1,190 rushing yards on 7.3 carry with seven touchdowns.

Backup right tackle Thayer Munford saw himself pressed into short-term emergency duty as Isaiah Prince suffered an injury and responded with a key block on J.T. Barrett's 21-yard touchdown run cutting Michigan's lead to 14-7 in the second quarter. 

Special teams whiz and backup cornerback Jeffrey Okudah posted a nice tackle on punt return but also committed a 15-yard kick catch interference penalty though it didn't come back to haunt the Buckeyes. 

The full rundown of true freshmen contributions in The Game along with season-to-date stats are below. 

Amir Riep DB Indiana Game participation 10 tackles, 1 PBU, 1 INT
Baron Browning LB Indiana Game participation 13 tackles, 1.5 TFL
Blake Haubeil K Indiana 6 kickoffs, 61 yards per KO, 1 TB, 1 OB 77 kickoffs, 59.4 yards per kick, 12 TB, 5 OB
Brendon White WR/DB UNLV Game participation 1 tackle
Chase Young DL Indiana Game participation 18 tackles, 5.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 1 FF
Ellijah Gardiner WR      
Haskell Garrett DL Indiana   3 tackles
Isaiah Pryor DB Indiana 1 tackle 12 tackles, 1 sack, 2 PBUs
J.K. Dobbins RB Indiana 15 rush, 101 yards, 1 TD; 2 rec, 7 yards 164 att, 1,190 yards, 7 TD; 20 rec, 130 yards, 1 TD
Jaylen Harris WR UNLV   2 receptions, 27 yards
Jeffrey Okudah DB Indiana 1 tackle 11 tackles, 1 PBU, 1 FR
Jerron Cage DL      
Josh Myers OL      
Marcus Williamson DB UNLV Game participation 6 tackles
Pete Werner LB UNLV Game participation 9 tackles, 0.5 TFL
Shaun Wade DB      
Tate Martell QB      
Thayer Munford OL Army Game participation  
Trevon Grimes WR Army   3 receptions, 20 yards
Wyatt Davis OL      
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