Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has always put together cutting-edge offenses that have produced piles of points. But if you’re a top high school running back looking for a system that revolves around you, Meyer’s program probably isn’t the best fit.
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Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has fielded some prolific offenses in his 12 seasons, but he’s never had a 1,000-yard rusher at running back. Buckeye quarterback Braxton Miller is the only player to top 1,000 under Meyer, rushing for 1,271 last season.
Meyer’s top rushers
Year School Individual totals (pos.)
2012 Ohio State Braxton Miller (QB) 1,271, Carlos Hyde (RB) 970
2010 Florida Jeff Demps (RB) 551
2009 Florida Tim Tebow (QB) 910, Jeff Demps (RB) 745
2008 Florida Tim Tebow (QB) 673, Percy Harvin (WR) 660, Chris Rainey (RB) 652
2007 Florida Tim Tebow (QB) 895, Percy Harvin (WR) 764, Kestahn Moore (RB) 580
2006 Florida DeShawn Wynn (RB) 699
2005 Florida DeShawn Wynn (RB) 621
2004 Utah Marty Johnson (RB) 802
2003 Utah Brandon Warfield (RB) 976
2002 Bowling Green Joe Alls (RB) 801
2001 Bowling Green Josh Harris (QB) 600, Joe Alls (RB) 553
Ohio State (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) vs. Iowa (4-2, 1-1), 3:30 p.m., ABC, 1410