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Trey Sermon breaks a rushing record as he leads Ohio State to a Big 10 championship win against Northwestern.
Sermon ended the day with 29 carries, 331 yards, and two touchdowns with an absurd 11 yards per carry. The 331 mark is now the record holder for most rushing yards in a game by a buckeye. The current record was 314 by former Heisman winner Eddie George in 1995 against Illinois.
Sermon transferred to Ohio State earlier this summer after playing three years with the Oklahoma Sooners. He recently just came off of a season-ending knee injury in the year prior against Iowa State. Miraculously, the loss of J.K Dobbins and injuries to multiple backs gave Sermon a chance to become a premiere back for the team. Today, he ends the regular season with 84 carries, 675 yards, and three touchdowns with his spectacular performance.
With the win in the championship game, the Buckeyes have solidified their spot in this year’s playoffs. Rest assured, Sermon will be a name we’ll have to watch going into the postseason.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>TREY SERMON CAME TO PLAY 😤 <br><br>He set an Ohio State single-game record AND Big Ten Championship record with 331 rushing yards ‼️ <a href=”https://t.co/EeHYg9sVrL”>pic.twitter.com/EeHYg9sVrL</a></p>— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) <a href=”https://twitter.com/ESPNCFB/status/1340395665764048907?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>December 19, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>