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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ezekiel Elliott continues to make a strong case for the Heisman Trophy

                                   Photo Credit: Geno Green


Move over Leonard Fournette, another running back is looking to put a stamp on becoming a top contender for this season's Heisman Trophy.

His name is Ezekiel Elliott and in case fans have not paid attention this season, the Ohio State junior has been the straw that stirs the
drink of the offense.

Elliott has rushed for at least 100 yards in 10 games this season and moved into third place on Ohio Sate's all-time rushing list with 3,565 yards in Saturday's 28-3 win at Illinois.

Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer has seen his fair share of talented running backs over the years and admits Elliott could be reaching the plateau of legendary status.

"I grew up in that era with Archie and Eddie, and somebody told me that on the sideline," Meyer said. 

"Even to say that just kind of takes your breath away because I grew up watching those guys. I know that if I had any choice at tailback in the country, I got mine. I think I speak on behalf of my team. He's a tough guy."


Ezekiel Elliott's stats this season via ESPN.com:








Elliott will be in prime position to contend for the Heisman Trophy with other players such as LSU's Fournette, Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson.

The road will get tougher for Elliott and the Buckeyes as Big Ten East division foes, No. 9 Michigan State (9-1, 6-0 conference) and No. 12 Michigan (8-2, 5-1 conference) top off the regular-season schedule.



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