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Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins named starting running back going into showdown with Oklahoma

After a 181-yard performance against Indiana, Dobbins is named starter for the second straight week.

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During his radio call-in show on Thursday, Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer said that freshman running back J.K. Dobbins will get the nod as starting running back against the Oklahoma Sooners.

For Dobbins, this becomes his second straight week in the starting role at RB; last week against Indiana, Dobbins took over as RB #1 after Mike Weber was out with a hamstring injury.

However, Weber will get some carries against the Sooners. While Meyer said on the call-in show that he didn’t know how many carries Weber would get, he added that Weber was “good to go”.

No. 2 Ohio State faces No. 5 Oklahoma at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night. The game will be broadcasted on ABC.