Ohio State Buckeyes running back Carlos Hyde ran for a career-high 140 yards in his team's 63-38 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday. Hyde had 28 carries on the day and scored four touchdowns.
Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer has been looking for an offensive threat in addition to quarterback Braxton Miller, and after Hyde's performance against the Cornhuskers, Meyer was encouraged:
"We have two good runners right now," Meyer said. "We have a quarterback who is obviously ridiculous running the ball. And then we have Carlos Hyde, who is starting to earn a lot of respect."
With the added support from Hyde, the Buckeyes racked up 371 rushing yards against Nebraska -- their highest total of the season. They finished the game with 498 total yards and averaged over eight yards per play. Miller led the team with 186 rushing yards on 16 carries; he is the Buckeyes' overall leading rusher through six games.
Hyde is second on the team with 298 rushing yards on 63 carries, and this is despite the fact that he missed a pair of games because of a knee injury.