J.K. Dobbins on playing 60 minutes against PSU, Michigan: 'Why do they have to be four-quarter games?'
Ohio State has cruised through every team it has played so far this season. The Buckeyes are 10-0 after beating Rutgers by 35 points.
The closest game Ohio State has been in this year was a 45-21 win over FAU to open the season. That’s it. That’s the tightest contest.
With that, the Buckeye starters haven’t had to play full games out. Ohio State has been able to rest players in the second half in a lot of games.
Could that hurt them going forward? What if they have to play full 60-minute games against Penn State or Michigan to close out the season?
Buckeye running back J.K. Dobbins gave his response after the Rutgers win:
J.K. Dobbins, who's rarely played in the second half this season, was asked about Ohio State having four-quarter games against Penn State and Michigan coming up.
He responded, "Why do they have to be four-quarter games?"
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This is certainly a confident statement by Dobbins. Some may take it as cocky. Regardless, to this point, it has been true. We’re 10 games in.
We know Ohio State is great. Will it ever be tested for four full quarters?
The history of how college football works says yes. It’s just a matter of when and how Ohio State will respond to that challenge when it does come.