Marvin Harrison Jr. has been the offensive difference-maker for Ohio State throughout the team’s 8-0 start. While that did not change in Week 9, Harrison did have some help in the form of TreVeyon Henderson.

Henderson has been Ohio State’s most explosive running back this season but had not seen the field since the win over Notre Dame. After missing a month of action, he returned in full force against Wisconsin.

After the 24-10 victory, Harrison was asked about the difference of having Henderson back with the offense. Harrison admitted the explosiveness of Henderson forces opposing teams to put equal focus on the running game.

That explosiveness also makes Henderson a threat any time he touches the ball:

“Big difference. He’s the most explosive back in the country. Any time he touches the ball, he can take it for 6. I think it definitely puts a lot of pressure on the defense,” said Harrison. “Sometimes a lot of attention goes to the passing game and receivers, but when you have a dynamic back like that in the backfield you have to account for him as well. You can’t really not load the box with numbers. Having him back was great. He’s the best back in the country.”

Against the Badgers, Henderson went for 162 yards on 24 carries, including a 33-yard score to ice the game late. He also delivered 45 yards in the receiving game.

With Henderson back to his normal self, the chance for Ohio State’s offense to hit its stride down the stretch is better and better.