Chasing History: Young, Hill, Dobbins Inch Closer To Ohio State Records

By October 7, 2019 (12:21 pm)Football

Ohio State is halfway through its regular season following a 34-10 win against the Spartans, and there are multiple Buckeyes that are looking to make their way up the lists and into the record books by the end of the season.

  • With seven receptions against the Spartans, wide receiver K.J. Hill passes Michael Jenkins and Cris Carter to move into No. 2 on Ohio State’s all-time reception list. Hill has 27 catches this season and 171 for his career to this point, and is now 20 away from tying David Boston’s career total of 191, which is the most receptions in program history.
  • The seven catches also made it 40 straight games with a reception for Hill. If Ohio State manages to play in nine games, only possible through playing in the Big Ten Championship, and then two games in the College Football Playoff, Hill can break Gary Williams’ record of 48 games straight with a catch.
  • Chase Young recorded ½ sacks against Michigan State, which gives him a sack in eight straight games. That also gives the junior defensive end 8 ½ sacks on the season, six away from breaking Vernon Gholston’s single season record of 14 from 2007.
  • Over his career, Young has 22 ½ sacks, which puts him tied for No. 8 on Ohio State’s all-time list with Gholston. While it is highly unlikely Young can catch Mike Vrabel, who is at the top with 36 sacks, Jason Simmons’ total of 27 ½ in second place on the program’s leaderboard is definitely within reach.
  • J.K. Dobbins rushed for 127 yards, passing Keith Byars and J.T. Barrett to move into No. 7 on Ohio State’s all-time rushing leaderboard. With 3,282 rushing yards total, Dobbins is 680 yards away from passing Ezekiel Elliott as the No. 2 rusher of all-time, but is still 2,308 yards short of the No. 1 spot held by Archie Griffin.
  • Dobbins has 826 yards rushing through six games, which puts him exact on pace to match Eddie George’s single season rush record of 1,927 games, assuming the Buckeyes play in 14 games.
  • Justin Fields is the only quarterback with both a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown in each of his first six games in the country.
  • Ryan Day is now 9-0 as Ohio State head coach, the fourth longest undefeated start of any coach in the program’s history.

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