PHOENIX, Ariz. (KXAN) — Ohio State running back and La Grange High School product J.K. Dobbins has earned a prestigious title in the Ohio State record books.
Dobbins is Ohio State’s single-season rushing leader after breaking Eddie George’s previous total of 1,927 yards. Dobbins finished Saturday’s College Football Playoff semifinal game with 174 yards on 18 carries.
For the season, Dobbins rushed for 2,000 yards.
Dobbins broke the record on the final play of the first quarter of the Fiesta Bowl on a 64-yard run where he was brought down on the Clemson eight-yard lane.
The junior scored the Buckeyes’ first touchdown of the Fiesta Bowl against No. 3 Clemson on a 68-yard run. Ohio State lost to Clemson 29-23 ending their season just shy of a national championship.