This year’s Metchie and Williams Award goes to…

If you’re an elite offensive team because of skill position talent about to face your toughest opponent of the season, this can’t be good news.

TreVeyon Henderson’s sophomore season is over.

The Ohio State running back will not play in the College Football Playoff due to a foot injury he’s been battling for the majority of the 2022 season, Henderson confirmed Tuesday on Twitter.

… Ohio State will now be without two of its most prominent offensive players in the CFP as wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba announced last week that he will not play in the CFP due to his ongoing recovery from a hamstring injury.

Marvin Harrison Jr.’s been a stud in stepping up to fill the void created by Smith-Njigba’s absence this season, but check out the latter’s stats from 2021.  Then look at Henderson’s.  They definitely won’t be missed, if you’re a Georgia fan.



Filed under Big Ten Football, The Body Is A Temple

57 responses to “This year’s Metchie and Williams Award goes to…

  1. practicaldawg

    They have 2 other good RBs, but the other guys aren’t pass catchers like Henderson. Maybe a few less wheel routes to prep for.


  2. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)


  3. originaluglydawg

    One of the biggest pieces to building an elite team is garnering so much depth that you won’t have OR need the Metchie and Williams Award.

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    • Russ

      Exactly this. I haven’t watched an OSU enough to know if they develop their talent. It’s been glaringly obvious that Bama hasn’t been developing all that talent they’re bringing in. Hence you wind up with Metchie and Williams sinking the team.

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      • tiredofidsearch

        The receiver, what’s his name has barely played at all this year so they won’t really miss him. The Harrison guy is really good though, reminds me of Pickens. If he gets a hand on it he is catching it.


  4. Ozam

    Hmm. In a theoretical world, would we agree that both those guys could play if we could have Nolan Smith?

    Liked by 10 people

  5. Harold Miller

    Welcome to the 2022/23 Excuse Bowl sponsored buy FTX.

    Liked by 4 people

  6. charlottedawg

    Henderson and JSN are weapons but myren Williams and Marvin Harrison jr are just as capable. Make no mistake about it, Ohio State is still extremely talented and playing for redemption which makes them a very dangerous opponent.

    That being said this is the first time as a Georgia fan I’ve ever felt it really doesn’t matter who in the country we’re playing, the only team capable of beating us is ourselves. if this team shows up with their heads on straight only question is how bad the other team is losing, not if. The flip side is if this team goes into its relaxed mode a la Missouri or the first half of Georgia tech, anyone could potentially beat them.

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    • biggusrickus

      Smith-Njigba the bigger loss for them, as it’s one less guy you have to worry about on the outside. Their running backs will still be good, and that shouldn’t matter if Georgia controls the line of scrimmage in the run game like I expect.

      If Georgia isn’t ready to play in the playoff, that would be the worst coaching job of Smart’s career.


      • miltondawg

        Smith-Njigba choosing to bow out hurts because he is extremely talented, but I doubt that OSU is that worried about it (not saying at all that they wouldn’t love to have him December 31st, mind you). He only played in 2.5 games out of 12 and caught 5 passes for 43 yards on the season. It isn’t like he was a dominant player that they depended on heavily all season and then got hurt in the last game before the CFP started like Metchie.

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    • PTC DAWG

      What in the Wide World of Sports would make you think UGA would come out in “relaxed mode” in a CFP semi vs Ohio St?


      • charlottedawg

        Uh same reason they were flat against Missouri and for entire halves or quarters against tech, Florida and LSU: because 1) at the end of the day they’re 18-22 year old kids 2) probably most likely, we’ve been fed a decent amount of rat poison. It’s human nature to start to believe some of the press clippings especially since the sec championship game because, well, we are the best team, we should repeat. It’s not like the Tennessee game where we legitimately felt disrespected and probably channeled all that hate all week at practice. I’m not saying the team won’t be focused given what they’re playing for but it’s not unfathomable that they come out a little flat especially since Ohio State probably has a chip on their shoulder and we might not. It’s one thing for the coaches to warn the players about what happens if they don’t prepare properly but even the best coaches can’t make sure every player is dialed in and going 100% physically and mentally for every rep in practice leading up to the game.

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        • PTC DAWG

          UF and LSU were never in doubt…Missouri isn’t comparable to the game NYE.


          • southgadawg1

            A lot of what happened at Missouri also had to do with Carter getting hurt and Stetson just not playing well until the fourth quarter. It happens. It has happened to Saban led teams.


            • whb209

              That is the reason you need great team leaders. We will find out if we have those leaders. Not coaches but players that are team leaders.


  7. Metchie and Williams award lol! This needs to be a thing. I’m confident that the Senator will make it happen.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. mg4life0331

    I just moved out of Cleveland last year after about 4 years up there. They are not doing the injury excuses like Bama. Kinda weird, maybe it comes after the fact.


    • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

      Oh yeah, when they lose, it’ll be all they can talk about for an entire year.

      Because Suckeyes are just as insufferable as Gumps, easy.


    • Hobnail_Boot

      Yep. Their fan base is shook after 2 straight losses to Michigan.

      Not nearly as much braggadocio as normal.


  9. Russ

    I watched JSN torch Utah last Rose Bowl but he’s been out all this season so nothing changes there. Not familiar with the RB but sounds like he will be missed by them. Glad they have their excuses queued up.


  10. akascuba

    While both are very talented tOSU has been playing without them both at times all season it’s not a sudden in game loss.


  11. Anon

    Is buster sticking around for the post season? Concerning if not.


  12. Hogbody Spradlin

    Over on Twitter, Sam Block is Ohio State’s answer to Erik Evans, without the Kratom store and tout service.


  13. voxdawg

    Per ESPN: “Junior Miyan Williams leads the Buckeyes with 817 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. He has been hampered by a right leg injury lately as well.”


  14. Illini84

    So one the ESPN College Football Playoff game there is a picture of Mama and the trophy!!


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