Helmet Stickers: Week 14

On December 2, 2013 by Buckeye Empire

In what was an all too heart-racing game between Ohio State and Michigan, the Buckeyes emerged victorious in Ann Arbor, as they were able to thwart a two-point conversion attempt that might have swayed the game’s result in the opposite direction.

Amidst all of the chaos, two players earned Buckeye Empire Helmet Stickers for their performance.

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Carlos Hyde, running back

Carlos Hyde Michigan

Well, Carlos Hyde, in what has been a historic season for him, has officially become the first Ohio State Buckeye to rack up four Buckeye Empire Helmet Stickers and leads all other Buckeyes in the Helmet Sticker category.

On Saturday afternoon, Hyde was his typical, unstoppable self, as he rushed for 226 yards and a fourth quarter touchdown on 27 carries.

While he did fumble and set the Wolverines up for a big time touchdown to tie the game, it was Hyde who lead the Ohio State offense in the second half and who punched in Ohio State’s final touchdown.

This season, Hyde has rushed for 1,290 yards on 165 attempts for an average of 7.8 yards per carry, all the while rushing for 14 touchdowns on the year.

Hyde is currently only 33 yards away from 3,000 career rushing yards and will look to surpass the 3,000-yard mark next week against Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game.

While Hyde was more than deserving of his fourth Buckeye Empire Helmet Sticker, quarterback Braxton Miller nearly took that title with his performance on Saturday afternoon.

Miller rushed for 153 yards on just 16 carries and three touchdowns, two of which came on rushes over 20 yards. Miller’s performance on the ground was legendary, but his passing statistics are what might have prohibited an otherwise valiant attempt at his fourth Buckeye Empire Helmet Sticker.

While he did throw for two scores, giving him five total touchdowns on the day, Miller completed only 6 of his 15 passes for 133 yards. The small number of passing attempts, however, was certainly a testament to Miller and Hyde, who were able to help the Buckeyes rush for over 390 yards.

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Tyvis Powell, defensive back

Tyvis Powell Michigan

Sometimes, a football game comes down to one player making one play.

That was exactly the case with Tyvis Powell on Saturday afternoon.

The Ohio State defense did not have a day to remember on Saturday, as they allowed over 600 yards of offense from Michigan, including 451 passing yards from Devin Gardner, but Powell’s interception on the two-point conversion attempt helped Ohio State fans to forget the previous struggles.

One play, one single play, earned Tyvis Powell this week’s Defensive Helmet Sticker, but that single play was certainly worthy of the honor.

Powell’s interception on the goal-line will certainly go down as one of the most spectacular moments in the history of “The Game” and will certainly earn him a place, if even the smallest, in Ohio State lore.

The Buckeyes will, however, need to turn things around on the defensive end should they want a chance to win the Big Ten Championship Game next Saturday.

Previous Helmet Stickers Winners:

Week One: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Jordan Hall, running back

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Ryan Shazier, linebacker

 

Week Two: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Kenny Guiton, quarterback

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Steve Miller, defensive lineman

 

Week Three: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Kenny Guiton, quarterback

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Joey Bosa, defensive end

 

Week Four: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Kenny Guiton, quarterback

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Chase Farris, defensive lineman

 

Week Five:

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Braxton Miller, quarterback

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Ryan Shazier, linebacker

 

Week Six:

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Carlos Hyde, running back

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Joey Bosa, defensive end, Doran Grant, cornerback

 

Week Seven: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Carlos Hyde, running back

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Doran Grant, cornerback

 

Week Nine:

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Braxton Miller, quarterback

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Noah Spence, defensive end

 

Week Ten: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Jeff Heuerman, tight end

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Doran Grant, cornerback

 

Week Twelve: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Carlos Hyde, running back 

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Joey Bosa, defensive end

 

Week Thirteen: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Braxton Miller, quarterback

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Ryan Shazier, linebacker

 

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