TreVeyon Henderson Sets Ohio State Freshman Rushing Record Against Tulsa

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 18, 2021

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 11: Running back TreVeyon Henderson #32 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs with the ball during the game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Oregon Ducks at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on September 11, 2021. (Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

TreVeyon Henderson had a pretty good Saturday.

The running back set an Ohio State freshman rushing record by posting 277 yards on the ground, adding three touchdowns in the Buckeyes' 41-20 win over Tulsa.

Ohio State Football @OhioStateFB

243 yards.<br>3 touchdowns.<br>A new Ohio State freshman rushing record! ✍️ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoBucks?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GoBucks</a> <a href="https://t.co/4sTeHAwaLJ">pic.twitter.com/4sTeHAwaLJ</a>

Henderson broke the 49-year record of Ohio State legend and two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin, who rushed for 239 yards against North Carolina as a freshman in 1972.

Henderson scored on runs of five, 48 and 52 yards:

FOX College Football @CFBONFOX

There it is!<a href="https://twitter.com/TreVeyonH4?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TreVeyonH4</a> breaks through for <a href="https://twitter.com/OhioStateFB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@OhioStateFB</a> <a href="https://t.co/pFyQcy4P1J">pic.twitter.com/pFyQcy4P1J</a>

FOX College Football @CFBONFOX

SEE YA ✌️<br><br>There was no catching <a href="https://twitter.com/TreVeyonH4?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TreVeyonH4</a> on this TD run for <a href="https://twitter.com/OhioStateFB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@OhioStateFB</a> <a href="https://t.co/xxvUq1DXIH">pic.twitter.com/xxvUq1DXIH</a>

FOX College Football @CFBONFOX

⚡️ <a href="https://twitter.com/TreVeyonH4?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TreVeyonH4</a> can FLY <br><br>He breaks off for another <a href="https://twitter.com/OhioStateFB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@OhioStateFB</a> TD 🌰 <a href="https://t.co/QkAvtEa8FJ">pic.twitter.com/QkAvtEa8FJ</a>

The man was cooking. And Ohio State needed every last bite against a Tulsa team that came to play.

There are major questions in Columbus after the team's 35-28 loss to Oregon last week, but Henderson isn't one of them. The freshman came into the matchup with Tulsa with 69 rushing yards and a touchdown on the season but made his name ring out with his record-setting performance.

Tom Withers @twithersAP

Henderson's ability to avoid tackles and find daylight will mean much more later this season.

Rece Davis @ReceDavis

Treyveon Henderson is everything he’s billed to be and much much more. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/busmorethoughts?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#busmorethoughts</a>

Tom Fornelli @TomFornelli

Just make the whole team out of TreVeyon Henderson.

If the Buckeyes are going to play their way into the College Football Playoff picture, it will be behind players like Henderson and the team's ever-revolving cadre of skill-position stars. The bigger concern in Columbus is on the defensive side of the ball.