Trey Sermon Breaks Eddie George's Single-Game Ohio State Rushing Record

By Colin Hass-Hill on December 19, 2020 at 3:28 pm

Northwestern never had an answer.

Trey Sermon got rolling in Saturday's Big Ten championship game and in the final moments broke the single-game Ohio State rushing mark set by Eddie George 25 years ago.

Sermon, in the performance of a lifetime, recorded 331 rushing yards on 29 carries for an average of 11.4 yards per rush. He scored both of Ohio State's touchdowns in the 22-10 win to give his team a Big Ten title.

To put Sermon's out-of-nowhere performance into perspective, he had accumulated 344 rushing yards across the prior five games.

Previously, George's record was 314 rushing yards against Illinois in 1995.

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