Scarlet Sunrise: TreVeyon Henderson added to Maxwell Award watch list

Scarlet Sunrise: TreVeyon Henderson added to Maxwell Award watch list

TreVeyon Henderson by Birm -- Lettermen Row
Ohio State running back TreVeyon Henderson is rising on award lists. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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TreVeyon Henderson added to Maxwell Award watch list

TreVeyon Henderson arrived at Ohio State in January with sky-high expectations.

He might already be exceeding them through five games, and he’s caught the attention of the college football world. Henderson was one of 10 players added to the Maxwell Award watch list Wednesday. The award, given to the top college football player in the country, will be given out at the end of the season.

With just 53 carries, Henderson is No. 22 nationally with 503 yards on the ground and seven touchdowns. He is averaging a first down every time he touches the ball and has proven to be more electric with every carry.

So much so that he was added to the Maxwell Award watch list as a true freshman. And he can only continue to get better.

Zach Boren breaks down Buckeyes ability to force turnovers

The Ohio State defense is giving itself second chances.

No, there are no true do-overs for allowing a touchdown, and the Buckeyes aren’t ever thrilled when it happens. But if the Silver Bullets can cancel one out with a score of their own, that’s certainly the kind of trade they’ll make every week.

Right now, there’s nobody in the country making that exchange more often than Ohio State. And with four defensive touchdowns already in just five games, the rapid rise up the national rankings by a defense that was under fire a month ago has coincided with a turnover streak that is making the reigning Big Ten champions even scarier.

How has Ohio State produced major defensive improvements over the last couple weeks? What is leading to the rise in takeaways and defensive touchdowns for the Buckeyes? Where can the Silver Bullets still get better heading into the Maryland game? Former Ohio State captain Zach Boren was back in the film lab with Lettermen Row to answer those questions and more in the latest episode of BuckIQ.

Roll the tape!

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The Lettermen Row crew will be live from Urban Meyer’s Pint House in Dublin’s Bridge Park on Thursday night for a full preview of the Buckeyes next Big Ten matchup, this time a Noon tilt against Maryland.

The next edition of the show will be Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m., and there will be plenty of Ohio State guests on hand to break down the pursuit of a win. Come out to see Cardale Jones, Zach Boren, Bobby Carpenter, Robert Landers and other former Buckeyes greats give their insight about the upcoming game with the Terrapins and give predictions about the matchup.

Get set with the panel of former Buckeyes with analysis, stories, delicious food from Urban Meyer’s Pint House in Dublin and some cold Coors Light. Don’t miss the next show Thursday at 7 p.m.

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