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Could Ohio State's Carlos Hyde become first running back to top 1,000 yards under Urban Meyer?

  • FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2013 file photo, Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde, top, dives over the goal line to score a touchdown  during an NCAA college football game against Iowa in Columbus, Ohio. After being suspended for the first three games of the season, Hyde is trying to make up for lost time. So far, he's made up a lot of ground. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2013 file photo, Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde, top, dives over the goal line to score a touchdown during an NCAA college football game against Iowa in Columbus, Ohio. After being suspended for the first three games of the season, Hyde is trying to make up for lost time. So far, he's made up a lot of ground. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2013 file photo, Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde (34) runs between Iowa defenders John Lowdermilk, left, and Anthony Hitchens during  an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. After being suspended for the first three games of the season, Hyde is trying to make up for lost time. So far, he's made up a lot of ground. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2013 file photo, Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde (34) runs between Iowa defenders John Lowdermilk, left, and Anthony Hitchens during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. After being suspended for the first three games of the season, Hyde is trying to make up for lost time. So far, he's made up a lot of ground. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)  (The Associated Press)

Carlos Hyde is making up for lost time.

The tailback for No. 4 Ohio State sat out the first three games after being suspending over an incident in a bar this summer. He stood on the sideline and watched as Jordan Hall started and starred in the first four games for the unbeaten Buckeyes.

Since then, Hyde has been a dominant force.

Through his five games, he has 590 yards and seven touchdowns. Should he maintain that pace through Ohio State's remaining four regular-season games starting with Saturday's game at Purdue — and a possible Big Ten title game plus a bowl — he might just be the first tailback to top 1,000 yards in Urban Meyer's 12 seasons as a head coach.