Ohio State's 2015 seniors on the cusp of 50 victories
The Buckeyes return home to The 'Shoe for Senior Day against the #9 Michigan State Spartans.
The Buckeyes travel to Piscataway, NJ for the first time to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on October 24, 2015.
Ohio State takes on Maryland in their Big Ten home opener on Homecoming weekend.
The Buckeyes travel to Bloomington for their Big Ten opener against the 4-0 Hoosiers.
Photos from No. 1 Ohio State's game with the Northern Illinois Huskies on September 19th, 2015.
2015 Season (Junior): Big Ten Offensive Player and Running Back of the Year ... First Team All-Big Ten ... finished 8th in the Heisman Trophy voting ... won the Chicago Tribune's Silver Football Award as the Big Ten Most Valuable Player, becoming the 18th Buckeye to win the honor ... AP and FWAA second team All-American ... Maxwell Award semifinalist ... No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 6 in the NCAA in rushing with 140.1 ypg in all games and with 152.1 yards in Big Ten play ... led the Big Ten in all-purpose yards at 156.9 ypg ... tied for first in the FBS with six 50-plus-yard rushes ... had an FBS-leading streak of 15 consecutive 100-yard games snapped Nov. 21 vs. Michigan State ... rushed for 149 yards and tied a career high with four TDs -- also tying his Ohio State postseason record -- in the Fiesta Bowl win over No. 8 Notre Dame, also added one catch for 30 yards ... rushed for 214 yards on 30 carries with 2 TDs in the win at Michigan, his second 200-yard game of the season and the fifth of his career; his 66-yard rush in the first quarter was the 12th of his career of at least 50 yards ... rushed for 181 yards and two TDs in the win at Illinois ... rushed for 153 yards and a TD in the win over Penn State, going over 3,000 career yards in the process ... Big Ten offensive and Maxwell Football Club, Walter Camp and the FWAA national player of the week after his memorable performance at Indiana where he rushed for a career-high 274 yards, tied for the second most all-time at Ohio State ... the 243 yards in the second half was an Ohio State record as was his 11.9 yards per carry ... also became the only FBS player in the last 10 years to have three 50-plus yard TD runs in a half (source: ESPN) ... rushed 19 times for 142 yards and two scores, including a 55-yarder ... rushed 11 times for 122 yards, including an 80-yard TD run, in the win at Virginia Tech ... rushed for 101 yards and scored three TDs in the win over Hawai'i and had 108 on 23 carries in the win over NIU ... rushed for 124 yards and a TD in the win over WMU.
2014 Season (Sophomore): Honorable mention all-Big Ten ... recorded 696 yards rushing and eight touchdowns in three postseason games ... rushed for a Big Ten championship game record 220 yards and scored 2 TDs, including a championship game record 81-yard rush, in Ohio State's 59-0 win over Wisconsin ... in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, he sparked the Buckeyes to a 42-35 win over No. 1 Alabama with 230 rushing yards and 2 TDs, including a Sugar Bowl and Ohio State bowl game-record 85-yard rush to cap the scoring and earn offensive MVP honors ... in the National Championship game, he led an offensive charge with an Ohio State bowl game-record and career-high 246 rushing yards (tied for the most ever by an Urban Meyer-coached player) and 4 TDs in the 42-20 victory to again earn game offensive MVP honors ... finished the season with 1,878 yards rushing, the second-highest single-season total in school history next to Eddie George's 1,927 yards in 1995 ... topped 100 yards nine times and scored at least one touchdown in the final five games of the season (11 total) ... became only the third Buckeye to top 2,000 all-purpose yards in a season.
2013 Season (Freshman): Saw action in 11 games as a true freshman playing behind second-round NFL Draft pick and Big Ten running back of the year Carlos Hyde ... carried the football 30 times for 262 yards and an impressive 8.7 yards per carry average ... rushed 14 times for 162 yards in a little more than one quarter with 2 TDs.
More on Ezekiel: A consensus four-star prospect ... ranked fourth among running backs by 247Sports ... U.S. Army All-American game ... father, Stacy, and mother, Dawn, were each student-athletes at and are graduates of the University of Missouri with Stacy a football player and Dawn a member of the track & field team.
ELLIOTT'S CAREER BESTS
|Most Yds. Rushing||274 at Indiana (10/3/15)|
|Most Attempts||36 vs. Oregon (1/12/15)|
|Longest Rush||85/TD vs. Alabama (1/1/15)|
|Most Rushing TD||4 vs. Oregon (1/12/15)|
|Most Rec.||7 vs. Indiana (11/22/14)|
|Most Yds. Rec.||52 vs. Kent State (9/13/14)|
|Longest Rec.||1 at Purdue (11/2/13)|
|Most Rushing TDs||30 vs. Notre Dame (1/1/16)|
ELLIOTT'S RUSHING YARDS
ELLIOTT'S ALL-PURPOSE YARDS
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