Ohio State fans looking to see a new offensive wrinkle this weekend could be in luck. During his radio show Thursday, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said that there’s a chance the Buckeyes will use a 2-running back look against Michigan State.
Meyer hinted at the possibility of J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber lining up on the field at the same time.
Both Dobbins and Weber had quiet afternoons on the ground in Ohio State’s 55-24 loss to Iowa last Saturday. Dobbins saw just 6 carries for 51 yards, while Weber only got 5 hand offs for 27 yards. As a team the Buckeyes had 163 rushing yards in the loss, but they were led by quarterback J.T. Barrett’s 63 yards.
Having both Dobbins and Weber on the field together could be a new look that opens some things up for Meyer and offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson against a Michigan State that allows only 87.0 rushing yards per game — the best mark in the Big Ten.
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