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Did You Know ? - October 16, 2013

Archie Griffin (Halfback, 1972-1975)
Archie Griffin (Halfback, 1972-1975)

Oct. 16, 2013

Did you know Archie Griffin's career-best rushing performance came in a game against Iowa?

On Nov. 17, 1973, as a sophomre, Griffin rushed for a career-high 246 yards in a 55-13 Ohio State victory. At the time, the 246-yard performance not only broke the Buckeyes single-game mark, but gave Griffin the single-season record for rushing yards, passing John Brockington (1,142 yards) on the all-time list.

"He's a fine runner," Iowa coach Frank Lauterbur said of Griffin following the game. "I heard that announcement on what he had run for. I think that says enough for him. He's a great football player." (Courtesy of The Lantern)

Griffin finished the '73 season with a then, and short-lived, school-record 1,577 rushing yards. He broke his own record the following season, rushing for 1,695 yards in 1974.

Both, 246 single-game rushing yards and 1,695 single-season rushing yards, are 3rd-most all-time on their respective lists in Ohio State history.  


 

 

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