July 23, 2024

All of the season is lost for Ohio State running back Miyan Williams For Buckeyes, what does it mean?

Running back Miyan Williams of Ohio State will miss the remainder of the season following a knee procedure, the team’s coach Ryan Day announced on Tuesday. What you should know is as follows:

This season, despite being farther down the depth chart than both TreVeyon Henderson and Chip Trayanum, Williams ran for 158 yards and three touchdowns in six games. He was the team’s leading rusher in the victory over Penn State.
Williams led the Buckeyes with 825 yards and 14 touchdowns for the season last year, when Henderson was limited.
Although he is in his fourth season, the 5-foot-9, 226-pound Williams is eligible to return in 2024.

What is the depth of Ohio State’s running back corps?

The Buckeyes have experienced running back injuries in the past. Due to injuries to Williams and Henderson, Ohio State had to use every scholarship back it had last year and even then, Trayanum had to switch from linebacker to running back.

This year, it has been an issue once more as Trayanum left the game in the first half due to an injury and Henderson and Williams were both declared out against Purdue. In that game, Ohio State was forced to rely heavily on sophomore Dallan Hayden.

Following a knee procedure, running back Miyan Williams will miss the remainder of the Ohio State football season, according to the team’s coach, Ryan Day. What you should know is as follows:

This season, despite being lower on the depth chart than both TreVeyon Henderson and Chip Trayanum, Williams ran for 158 yards and three touchdowns in six games. In the team’s victory over Penn State, he led the rushers.
Williams led the Buckeyes with 825 yards and 14 touchdowns for the season last year, when Henderson was limited.
Although he is in his fourth season, the 5-foot-9, 226-pound Williams is eligible to return in 2024.

What is the depth of Ohio State’s running back corps?

The Buckeyes have experienced running back injuries in the past. Due to injuries to Williams and Henderson, Ohio State had to use every scholarship back it had last year and even then, Trayanum had to switch from linebacker to running back.

This season, it has been an issue once more as Trayanum left the game in the first half due to an injury and Henderson and Williams were both declared out against Purdue. In that game, Ohio State was forced to rely heavily on sophomore Dallan Hayden.

With 24 carries for 62 yards and a touchdown against Penn State, Williams was the workhorse; however, Henderson returned against Wisconsin and ran for 162 yards while Williams was once again out of commission. Trayanum has also returned.with 270 yards and three touchdowns this season, he is second on the team in the fold.

With an average of just 3.9 yards per carry, Ohio State’s run game hasn’t been all that strong, but Henderson’s return gives the offence a much-needed lift. Williams’ yearlong absence now makes Henderson’s health even more crucial.

In OSU’s victory over UW, TreVeyon Henderson showed himself to be a skeleton key for the offence.

For Hayden, what does this mean?

Hayden, a four-star recruit in the 2022 class, has probably been the team’s second-best running back after Henderson.

In ten games during the previous season, the 5-foot-10, 205-pound sophomore gained 553 yards and five touchdowns through rushes. But Ohio State has been reluctant to use him this year, intending to redshirt him and only use him in four or fewer games. He has played in just two games so far, hauling in a pass in the season opener versus Indiana and leading the team in the victory over Purdue on October 14 with 11 carries for 76 yards and a touchdown.

 

 

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