Not only has Ohio State sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for more than 100 yards in 10 straight games, but he’s done it in commanding fashion.
Elliott, who has 729 yards and eight touchdowns in just five games this season, has totaled 1,653 yards and 19 scores on his 10-game streak, capped by his career-high 274 yards against Indiana on Saturday.
That output tied Elliott with Keith Byars for the second most single-game rushing yards in program history. Elliott said he still hasn’t quite grasped the reality of being in the same conversation as players like Byars or 1995 Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George.
“It’s kind of unreal, just thinking about that,” Elliott said Wednesday. “I’m just honored to be able to continue the running back legacy at the Ohio State.”
Beyond tying Byars, Elliott’s big day in Bloomington, Ind., earned him a clean sweep of the Maxwell Club, Walter Camp and FWAA player of the week awards to go along with his Big Ten nod.