While Carlos Hyde hasn't exactly been the fastest getting out of the blocks lately, the Buckeyes have had their patience rewarded by continuing to feed him carries until he's got a full head of steam.
Running back Jordan Hall returned from injury against Cal to decent success, and he can expect more of the rushing load going foreward.
Philly Brown could be called on to help at running back with the ranks there drastically thinned. He says he's ready.
Ohio State's 2014 running back recruiting targets
Ohio State Buckeyes running back Carlos Hyde says he is putting his roller-coaster sophomore season behind him as he prepares to start the season as the featured running back.
Brionte Dunn could seize an expanded role in the Ohio State offense
Buckeyes face suspect defense in final nonconference tuneup against UAB
Jordan Hall, No. 1 on Ohio State's depth chart at running back, will be out for about 10 weeks after undergoing surgery on Friday for a cut on the bottom of his right foot.
UCF Knights defense was stout last season, could pose some resistance to Ohio State offense in season's second game
Miami (Ohio) passing game could challenge Buckeyes
Ohio State Buckeyes football scholarship breakdown