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Ezekiel Elliott Promised His Family Today "Would Be Special" In Pre-Game Text Message

A closeup of Ezekiel Elliott celebrating a touchdown.

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after scoring a 33 yard touchdown in the first quarter against the Oregon Ducks during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

One week after he criticized Ohio State's offensive play-calling in a loss to Michigan State, Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott played the role of workhorse in a 42-13 win over rival Michigan. Elliott carried the ball 30 times for 214 yards and two touchdowns.

Whatever leftover frustrations he may have had from the way last week's game, Elliott took them out on the Wolverines. 

According to Elliott's mom on Twitter, Zeke told his family today "would be special" in a pre-game text message. 

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Looks like he lived up to his proclamation.