With UCF hanging surprisingly close to Ohio State in Columbus this afternoon, the Buckeyes could be forced to go the rest of the way without its starting running back.
Carlos Hyde suffered what appeared to be a knee injury late in the first half. After being examined by OSU medical personnel on the sidelines and having his right leg wrapped in ice, Hyde walked gingerly into the locker room shortly before halftime.
The school has given no update as to the exact nature of the injury or whether Hyde will be able to return.
Prior to his injury, Hyde had rushed for 27 yards on seven carries.
As for the game, OSU leads UCF 17-10 at the half. True sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller has accounted for both of the Buckeyes’ touchdowns — runs of 37 and six yards — and totaled 178 yards of total offense, with 108 of that coming on the ground.
Miller set a school record for rushing yards by a QB with 161 last week. With Hyde possibly being out for the duration, Miller could potentially set a new record in back-to-back weeks.
UPDATED 1:49 p.m. ET: Hyde came out of the half in street clothes, meaning he will not play the remainder of the game. The official word from Ohio State on the injury is a knee issue.