Ohio State’s Run Attack Led To 4th Straight Win In The Game

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Nov 28, 2015; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Jehu Chesson (86) can

Saturday Superlatives

Player of the Game: Ezekiel Elliott

After a disappointing and frustrating outing against Michigan State, Elliott stormed back with 30 carries and 214 yards with 2 touchdowns. The 7.1 yards per carry really tells the story as he was able to break big runs and carry tacklers all day. His play was a big reason why the read option was so successful. Additionally, Elliott jumped ahead of Eddie George on Ohio State’s all time rushing list for second place.

Play of the Game: Bosa Tip Pass Interception

All due respect to the big runs by both Elliott and Barrett, Bosa made one of the most athletic plays of the season for the Buckeyes, tipping a pass in the backfield and picking it off in the fourth quarter. No, it didn’t have any real impact on the game, but it was the most jaw dropping play of the afternoon. It’s easy to see why Bosa is the top overall prospect heading into the NFL draft.

Under the Radar Player of the Game: The Buckeyes’ Offensive Line

Elliott and Barrett will get a lot of credit, and rightfully so. None of their success in the fourth straight win in The Game would be possible without the much improve play of The Slobs. 482 total yards, 6.8 yards per carry, and 42 points was a heck of a statement from a unit that got beaten down last week.

Next: The Win By The Numbers