J.K. Dobbins Passes Ezekiel Elliott to Become the No. 2 Rusher in Ohio State History Behind Only Archie Griffin

By 11W Staff on November 30, 2019 at 12:32 pm
J.K. Dobbins has surpassed Ezekiel Elliott.

Ohio State's junior tailback has checked another milestone off the list, and this time it comes at the expense of another recent Buckeye great. 

Buckeye Rushing Leaders
ARCHIE GRIFFIN 1972-1975 5,589 26
J.K. DOBBINS 2017-2019 3,962+ 33+
EZEKIEL ELLIOTT 2013-2015 3,961 43
EDDIE GEORGE 1992-1995 3,768 44
TIM SPENCER 1979-1982 3,553 36

J.K. Dobbins is now second on the all-time rushing list behind only two-time Heisman winner Archie Griffin. He is currently putting together a solid performance in Ann Arbor and will have at least two more games to add to his career total. 

Coming into the contest, he needed 59 yards to tie Ezekiel Elliott for the No. 2 spot in the Buckeye record books. He's quickly approaching 100 yards on the day and has already found the end zone.

The Texas native will be faced with a decision after his junior season as most NFL Draft pundits have him listed as an early-round projection. If he were to stick around for his senior season, Griffin's record would very much be in jeopardy. 

Dobbins made his debut in 2017 and has been the lead back ever since. He took a step back in 2018 with Dwayne Haskins under center, but he's stormed back in a big way this season.

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