Dobbins named as Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week

Colin Gay, Staff Writer
Buckeye Grove
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COLUMBUS, Ohio- The awards continue to rack up for running back J.K. Dobbins. After his performance against Army West Point, the freshman back was named as the Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week, sharing the award with Rutgers quarterback Johnathan Lewis.

Dobbins had been the Big Ten freshman of the week two times in the first three weeks of the 2017 season, earning his first after his season debut against Indiana.

Averaging 13.2 yards per carry, Dobbins rushed for 172 yards and scored two touchdowns in the Buckeyes' 38-7 win over the Black Knights. He is currently 11th in the nation, rushing for an average of 141.7 yards per game.

After rushing for 172 yards against Army West Point, Dobbins joined Archie Griffin (1972) and Maurice Clarett (2002) as the only Ohio State players to rush for at least 170 yards twice in their freshman season.

Dobbins will look to continue his early success Saturday afternoon when Ohio State takes on UNLV for its final non-conference game.

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