Keep the faith, but be ready to acknowledge the end could be near for the Bears.
Carlos Hyde, Bishop Sankey and Tre Mason are three of the top tailbacks available.
Carlos Hyde ran for 246 yards and four touchdowns and Braxton Miller had another 184 yards rushing and two scores Saturday to push No. 3 Ohio State past Illinois 60-35.
A little over a week after he was suspended by Ohio State coach Urban Meyer for an alleged assault against a woman, running back Carlos Hyde had his case dropped on Tuesday by Columbus police.
It was not a good weekend for the Ohio State football team.
The only thing Urban Meyer lost during his first season at Ohio State was his cool — at the end of the last game. Carlos Hyde ran for 146 yards and the fourth-ranked Buckeyes’ defense shut out No. 20 Michigan in the second half to grab a bruising 26-21 win on Saturday, completing an improbable 12-0 season for the Buckeyes.
Carlos Hyde rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns and Braxton Miller passed for two scores and ran for another to lead No. 6 Ohio State past Illinois 52-22 on Saturday.