Ohio State’s working room bought more healthy final week, however the Buckeyes will not have their full steady obtainable in opposition to Maryland.
OSU STATUS REPORT FOR MARYLAND
RB MIYAN WILLIAMS
Common starter TreVeyon Henderson is again after a two-game damage absence, as he isn’t listed among the many 9 Buckeyes unavailable for Saturday’s sport. Chip Trayanum, who was dominated out of final week’s Indiana sport, additionally seems wholesome sufficient to play in opposition to Maryland.
However the Buckeyes will nonetheless be short-handed on the place as Miyan Williams was dominated out after choosing up an damage final week’s second quarter. Williams was taken off the sector after an damage prevented him from placing weight on his proper leg, though Ryan Day stated afterwards that he didn’t anticipate the issue to be “actually long-term”. Williams rushed for 147 yards and a landing on 15 carries earlier than leaving the sport.
Ohio State fell to a wholesome scholarship working again (true rookie Dallan Hayden) within the second half in opposition to Indiana, although Hayden and Xavier Johnson – who slipped the broad receiver – mixed to hurry for 173 yards and two scores on 20 carries . One or each might nonetheless see snaps on Saturday, however the Buckeyes may have extra depth on the place this week than they did final.
Additionally unavailable for Ohio State on Saturday is junior Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who has already missed eight of the Buckeyes’ 11 video games this season with a hamstring damage. When requested Thursday if Day nonetheless expects the Buckeye report to come back again this season, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day stated, “I would not say hoping, I would most likely say extra hoping.”
If Smith-Njigba returns throughout the common season, it must be throughout subsequent week’s rivalry sport, because the Texas native won’t play in Saturday’s matchup in opposition to Maryland.
A number of different notable Buckeyes who missed out on final week’s competitors look wholesome for Saturday’s sport. Neither beginning ahead Dawand Jones nor beginning cornerback Denzel Burke have been listed in Ohio State’s standing report for Maryland, regardless of each having misplaced the sport in opposition to Indiana.
Buckeye captain Kamryn Babb might be obtainable at broad receiver for the second straight week after his first profession reception in final week’s sport, which noticed him rating a landing within the fourth quarter.
Ohio State and Maryland kick off at 3:30 pm Saturday in School Park.