No. 2 Ohio State rolls but loses star running back to injury
Miyan Williams was having himself a day against Indiana.
In the first half, the Ohio State running back had 147 rushing yards on 15 carries, scoring a 48-yard touchdown in the second quarter against the Hoosiers.
With a room that was down to two scholarship players, due to injuries for TreVeyon Henderson, Chip Trayanum and T.C. Caffey, Williams left the game late in the second quarter with an apparent ankle injury.
Williams was helped off the field by two trainers before being carted off the field showing an ‘O-H’ to the crowd before he was taken to the locker room.
Ohio State had a season high 190 rushing yards in the first half and finished 340 yards on the ground in a 56-14 victory. Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud polished his Heisman credentials 297 yards passing with five touchdown.
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‘It was a step in the right way,’ Stroud said. ‘It felt good to be playing in some good weather. … We moved the ball really well. It was really balanced.’
Williams was Ohio State’s leading rusher heading into the game with 636 yards and 12 touchdowns on 102 carries.
Trayanum was listed as a game-time decision, but took the field in street clothes. Henderson was also held out for the second-straight game and had a walking boot on his left foot.
Ohio State turned to freshman running back Dallan Hayden for the rest of the game. He finished with 102 yards and a 14-yard touchdown run on 19 carries.
‘One of the things that has been our strength this year is our depth,’ Ohio State coach Ryan Day said.