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Chasing History: Hill Tabs 30th Career Rushing Touchdown

Despite an early exit on Saturday, Justice made a little OSU history.

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It’s a shame that after the bit of fun Justice Hill had before Saturday’s Bedlam game that he had to have an early exit.

Hill had five carries for 35 yards and a touchdown against Oklahoma before leaving with reported bruised ribs. Him getting only 35 yards also put him a bit off pace of catching Barry Sanders on OSU’s career rushing yardage list unless the Cowboys get into a bowl game. If Hill ran his career average (98.3) in OSU’s two remaining games, it would put him at 3,735.6 yards to end the regular season, trailing Sanders by 61.4 career yards.

Name Yards Years Active
Thurman Thomas 5,001 1984-87
Terry Miller 4,754 1974-77
David Thompson 4,318 1993-96
Kendall Hunter 4,181 2007-10
Barry Sanders 3,797 1986-88
Ernest Anderson 3,780 1979-83
Justice Hill 3,539 2016-present
Tatum Bell 3,409 2000-03
Joseph Randle 3,085 2010-12
Gerald Hudson 2,924 1988-90

Hill’s first quarter touchdown put him where only seven Cowboys before him have gone— having at least 30 career rushing touchdowns. Hill didn’t move up any on OSU’s all-time list, but he is within four scores of Tatum Bell and Jeremy Smith.

Name Touchdowns Years Active
Barry Sanders 53 1986-88
Terry Miller 49 1974-77
Thurman Thomas 47 1984-87
Joseph Randle 40 2010-12
Kendall Hunter 37 2007-10
Tatum Bell 34 2000-03
Jeremy Smith 34 2009-13
Justice Hill 30 2016-present
Bob Fenimore 28 1943-46
Desmond Roland 27 2011-14
David Thompson 27 1993-96
Keith Toston 27 2006-09

Hill’s yards per carry, though minimally, went up after he averaged seven yards per against Oklahoma. Hill pulled back to within .08 of Gerald Hudson, who is seventh on OSU’s all-time list.

Name Yards Per Carry (min: 200) Years Active
Barry Sanders 6.8 1986-88
Dantrell Savage 5.99 2006-07
Andre Richardson 5.93 1994-96
Kendall Hunter 5.91 2007-10
Vernand Morency 5.9 2002-04
Keith Toston 5.76 2006-09
Gerald Hudson 5.68 1988-90
Justice Hill 5.6 2016-present
Joseph Randle 5.47 2010-12
Terry Miller 5.45 1974-77

Entering Saturday, Hill was averaging just over 100 yards a game for his career, but a 35-yard game will knock that down a little. Hill still sits fourth in OSU history in the category.

Name Yards Per Game (min: 20) Years Active
Barry Sanders 118.7 1986-88
Terry Miller 113.2 1974-77
Thurman Thomas 106.4 1984-87
Justice Hill 98.3 2016-present
David Thompson 98.1 1993-96
Gerald Hudson 97.5 1988-90
Dantrell Savage 95.1 2006-07
Worley Taylor 92.4 1977-80
Kendall Hunter 89 2007-10
Vernand Morency 88.7 2002-04

Hill exited the game two carries short of tying Tatum Bell for sixth on OSU’s all-time list. It would take another 74 carries to catch Kendall Hunter, which would be unlikely considering Hill has gotten only 15.8 carries a game this season.

Name Carries Years Active
Thurman Thomas 989 1984-87
Terry Miller 871 1974-77
David Thompson 846 1993-96
Ernest Anderson 740 1979-83
Kendall Hunter 708 2007-10
Tatum Bell 634 2000-03
Justice Hill 632 2016-present
Joseph Randle 564 2010-12
Barry Sanders 558 1986-88
Gerald Hudson 515 1988-90

 

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