Ohio State football: Urban Meyer says J.K. Dobbins needs more carries; Illinois game time announcement delayed

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Urban Meyer talks J.K. Dobbins

Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins only carried the ball six times in the loss to Iowa despite averaging more than 8 yards per carry. That continued two troublesome trends for the Buckeyes this season — not giving Dobbins enough carries and ignoring running backs in losses. In his Monday press conference, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer admitted they needed to give the ball to Dobbins more often.

“Those are things we talk about,” Meyer said. “I think [runnin backs] Coach [Tony] Alford does a nice job. But Dobbins should have more than six carries. But we got behind and started throwing a lot.”

Illinois game time announcement delayed

Game times are announced two weeks in advance, but Ohio State will have to wait an extra week to find out when it face off against Illinois.

The TV networks exercised their right to use a six-day window for the Week 12 Big Ten games. None of the games will be in prime time, but Ohio State could host the Illini at noon, 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m.

Water polo team disses Ohio State football

Ohio State’s women’s water polo club team — which is not a team affiliated with the athletics department — had quite the reaction to the football team’s loss.

“Osu scarlet beats Wisconsin 20-2,” the since-deleted tweet read. “At least one Ohio state team knows how to win @OSUCoachMeyer.”


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