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Spring Game Demonstrates Plan for Ohio State to Involve Quarterbacks In Running Game

Removing sacks, Ohio State quarterbacks averaged 2.8 rushing attempts per game in 2023. The Buckeyes more than quadrupled that number in the 2024 spring game.

Dropping six sacks from the equation, Buckeye QBs rushed 12 times for 90 yards against their white jersey-clad, gray-named defense on Saturday, be they scrambles or keepers on running plays.

“It’s another weapon,” offensive coordinator Chip Kelly said. “It helps keep defenses honest. If your defensive end is going to continue to bend (inside), your quarterback pulls it and he’s on the edge and he’s gaining first downs, then the defensive end has to stay outside and defend the quarterback.