Miyan Williams Ohio State Buckeyes Running Back

Fulton Analysis: Retooling

Ryan Day’s staff used lessons from Ohio State’s previous three weeks to reinvigorate the Buckeye run game in Ohio State’s 56-14 win over Indiana. Drawing on what had been working, Day featured inside runs—principally inside zone cab (the tight end blocks the backside defensive end) and inside split zone—from shotgun and the pistol.

For example, the Buckeyes’ first rushing touchdown came off inside split zone. Dallan Hayden successfully bounced outside, taking advantage of Indiana’s split high safety look on second and 11.

According to Joel Klatt, Day called 27 inside zone, duo, or gap runs compared to 13 outside zone…

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