Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins is in position to break Maurice Clarett’s record of 1,237 yards.
Just 48 yards stand in between Dobbins and a spot in the record books.
Dobbins was able to close in on this record this weekend after a clutch performance on the road against arch rival Michigan in which the Buckeyes prevailed, 31-20. The budding star accounted for 101 rushing yards on the day and the go ahead touchdown. A total of 57 of his 101 yards came in the second half.
It was also the fifth time Dobbins eclipsed the 100-yard mark this season.
Overall, Dobbins has 1,190 rushing yards on the year, which is good for No. 26 in the nation. He also ranks No. 8 in the nation in rush yards per carry, with 7.26. Now Dobbins will have a chance to rewrite the record books against an undefeated Wisconsin team in the Big Ten Championship.
With at least two games left in the year, it is almost a guarantee Dobbins will set the new record, barring an injury. The freshman phenom has not rushed for less than 50 yards all season and all he needs is 48 yards.
Everything will be on the line for the Buckeyes in the Big Ten Championship as the team must win in order to have a shot at making the College Football Playoff.
Dobbins is having a historic freshman season for the Buckeyes but he may not even be the most talented freshman running back on the field this upcoming Saturday. Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor currently has 1,806 rushing yards on the season along with 13 touchdowns.
Both Dobbins and Taylor will be on display this Saturday at 8 p.m. on Fox in what may be one of the best young running back matchups all season.