In the key moment of the Big Ten championship game, with Ohio State’s 24-game winning streak and national title hopes on the line, Carlos Hyde asked coach Urban Meyer for the ball.
It was fourth-and-2 at Michigan State’s 39-yard-line, with less than six minutes remaining and his team down by three. Hyde, all 6 feet and 236 pounds of him, knew he could get 2 yards. The running back did on each of his 18 carries to that point.
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