Xavier Johnson is getting some emergency reps for Ohio State late in the game against Indiana. If he makes more plays like this touchdown, Johnson could get more action out of the backfield in the future.

In Saturday’s game, Miyan Williams was posting a dominant first half with nearly 150 yards rushing against the Hoosiers. Unfortunately, he was ruled out for the second half after leaving the game with what appeared to be a leg or ankle injury.

The Buckeyes were already down Evan Pryor for the year, and Chip Trayanum and TreVeyon Henderson were ruled out for Week 11. That left Dallan Hayden and Johnson in the backfield.

Normally a wide receiver, Johnson took a handoff from CJ Stroud on a simple counter play and went to work. Johnson weaved in and out of the defense and made multiple Hoosiers miss, rolling 71 yards for the incredible touchdown.

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Hopefully, the Buckeyes get more of their regular running backs available for the rest of November, but Johnson took the opportunity to shine in Week 11.