1. TreVeyon Henderson is healthy
If you have watched any of the Ohio State football games this year, then you would have noticed a significant difference when running back TreVeyon Henderson has been in the game doing exceptionally well on the football field. On the season, he has had 118 rushing attempts for 810 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has been the bell cow back that the Buckeyes have needed, but it has been a different story when he has been out of the lineup.
Without him lined up behind Kyle McCord, you can see the holes in the offensive line, the offense isn’t as varied, and the home run ability that he brings becomes absent. Given a seam or crack, Henderson can run fast, hit the hole quickly, and go the distance.
Michigan won’t be able to focus in solely on Marvin Harrison Jr. and the passing game because it has to be concerned about Ohio State’s ability to get chunk plays on the ground and out of the backfield on passes with Henderson.
Michigan won’t be able to focus their defense solely on the out-of-this-world wide receiver Marvin Harrison, Jr., and the passing game because they would have to be concerned about the rushing attack from TreVeyon Henderson and the ability to run downhill and get chunk plays on the ground and more importantly another weapon out of the backfield for the passing game with Henderson.
That’s a huge deal and why this OSU offense has improved much over the last few weeks.