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Did You Know? - 31 Days to Kickoff

Archie Griffin is Ohio State's all-time leading rusher with 5,589 yards.
Archie Griffin is Ohio State's all-time leading rusher with 5,589 yards.

July 29, 2014

From September 15, 1973 through November 15, 1975, Buckeye tailback Archie Griffin rushed for 100 or more yards in each of Ohio State's 31 regular-season games. His 31-game streak is an NCAA record to this day.

Five Fast Facts:

  1. Griffin averaged 140.6 rushing yards per game during the streak
  2. Streak high 246 yards vs. Iowa (1973), streak low 105 vs. Northwestern ('73)
  3. No. 45 scampered for a streak-long 75-yard run at Washington State ('74)
  4. Ohio State compiled a 29-1-1 record over the course of the streak
  5. Six yards and a cloud of dust? Griffin boasted a 6.3 yards per carry average

Archie Griffin 31-Game Streak of 100+ Yards

Date Opponent Carries Yards TDs Long
Sept. 15, 1973 Minnesota 15 129 0 19
Sept. 29, 1973 TCU 14 119 1 68
Oct. 6, 1973 Washington State 15 128 1 26
Oct. 13, 1973 at Wisconsin 29 169 0 18
Oct. 20, 1973 at Indiana 25 130 0 37
Oct. 27, 1973 Northwestern 17 105 2 21
Nov. 3, 1973 at Illinois 29 108 1 14
Nov. 10, 1973 Michigan State 21 131 0 34
Nov. 17, 1973 Iowa 30 246 1 35
Nov. 24, 1973 at Michigan 30 163 0 38
Sept. 14, 1974 at Minnesota 26 133 1 14
Sept. 21, 1974 Oregon State 16 134 1 24
Sept. 28, 1974 SMU 24 156 2 31
Oct. 5, 1974 at Washington State 21 196 1 75
Oct. 12, 1974 Wisconsin 18 112 1 29
Oct. 19, 1974 Indiana 22 146 2 20
Oct. 26, 1974 at Northwestern 18 173 1 28
Nov. 2, 1974 Illinois 20 144 2 35
Nov. 9, 1974 at Michigan State 23 140 0 31
Nov. 16, 1974 at Iowa 23 175 1 23
Nov. 23, 1974 Michigan 25 111 0 18
Sept. 13, 1975 at Michigan State 29 108 0 8
Sept. 20, 1975 Penn State 24 128 0 35
Sept. 27, 1975 North Carolina 22 157 0 22
Oct. 4, 1975 at UCLA 21 160 1 20
Oct. 11, 1975 Iowa 21 120 0 17
Oct. 18, 1975 Wisconsin 15 107 1 26
Oct. 25, 1975 at Purdue 20 130 0 23
Nov. 1, 1975 Indiana 28 150 0 13
Nov. 8, 1975 at Illinois 23 127 1 30
Nov. 15, 1975 Minnesota 23 124 1 19

 

 

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