Buckeye Running Back Marcus Crowley Out For Season With Injury

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day announced on Tuesday that redshirt sophomore running back Marcus Crowley would likely miss the rest of the season following an undisclosed injury during the bye week. “Marcus is going to be out for a long time. It’s a long-term injury,” Day said. “Certainly prayers go out to him. It …

Buckeye Ball Carriers: Whatever It Takes, Whoever Can Do It

It’s a story as old as time — Ohio State running backs coach Tony Alford being asked every year if the Buckeyes are going to have a workhorse or if they’re going to go “running back by committee.” And every year the answer is the same, though now it’s starting to get a bit saltier. …

Healthy Marcus Crowley Could Be Unhealthy For Opponents

Every day until fall camp begins for Ohio State, we will profile a different Buckeye football player. Today that player is redshirt sophomore running back Marcus Crowley. Yesterday it was offensive lineman Donovan Jackson. You can find all of the daily Scoop Profiles right here. Marcus Crowley No. 24 | Running Back | 6-1 213 | Redshirt …

Bell Cow or Committee, Only Winning Matters for Tony Alford

There are many schools of thought in college football. Almost as many schools as actually play the sport, in fact. When it comes to running backs, some people believe it’s best to have one guy you can rely on. Others, however, think a committee works best because no one back has to handle the entire …

Spring Gleaning: Buckeye Running Backs As Deep As Ever

Now that spring football is over, it’s time to look back at exactly what we just saw. We’ll go over each position group over the next two weeks with what was learned and what still needs to happen. Up next will be the Ohio State running backs. [Previous: Quarterbacks | Defensive Ends] Quick Position Overview The …

Tony Alford Excited to See Marcus Crowley In Action This Year

At the time of his knee injury as a true freshman in 2019, Ohio State running back Marcus Crowley had carried the ball 25 times over the course of nine games, picking up 237 yards rushing and scoring one touchdown. He averaged 9.5 yards per carry prior to his injury and was only picking up …

Tony Alford, Buckeye Running Backs Talk Spring Ball, Battle to Start

Ohio State running backs coach Tony Alford spoke with reporters today to preview spring ball for the Buckeyes. He answered a number of questions about his running backs and how things will shake out this spring. Also joining the festivities Tony Alford — It’s a great RB room. The older guys have really taken to …

Spring Breakdown: Ohio State Running Backs Deep and Ready

Snapshot The Buckeyes lose leading rusher Trey Sermon but return starting running back Master Teague from last season. Teague rushed for 514 yards in seven games in 2020, averaging 4.9 yards per carry. He led the team with eight rushing touchdowns. Every other running back behind him returns (save for Demario McCall), though none of …

Replacing Trey Sermon: What’s Old Is New Again?

[This is the tenth in a series looking at each of Ohio State’s key departures and how the Buckeyes will look to replace them. Up next, running back Trey Sermon.] Ohio State running back Trey Sermon only started two games last year — and in one of those two starts had just two yards rushing …

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