Ten Buckeyes will not be available for Saturday’s game against Maryland, while three others make time decisions.
Redshirt freshman running back Miyan Williams will not fit for Ohio state for second week in a row. Williams, who started the first two games of the season and was named one of the game’s two offensive players in the season opener, has now received just nine carries since Ohio State’s week 2 loss to Oregon.
OHIO STATUS STATUS REPORT FOR MARYLAND
|GAME TIME DECISION|
WR JULIAN FLEMING
WR KAMRYN BABB
The three players listed as game time decisions are Julian Fleming, Demario McCall and Tyreke Smith. Fleming and Smith were both unavailable in the past two games, while McCall – who has played 39 snaps at cornerback in the past two weeks – is a new addition to the status report.
In the absence of Smith on the defensive end, true freshman JT Tuimoloau started against Akron and Rutgers, and the numbers will do this again Saturday against Maryland if Smith can’t go.
Linebacker Palaie Gaoteote, who made a decision against Rutgers in the game but was ultimately unfit for the Buckeyes, is expected to be available against Maryland as he is not on the status report.
Defending linemen Mike Hall and Darrion Henry-Young were both listed as unavailable against Rutgers, but both appear to be available to play against Maryland if their numbers are called.
Jantzen Dunn will not be available for the Buckeyes against Maryland as the real freshman safety left the Rutgers game after sustaining what Ryan Day said this week as a “long-term” injury.
Saturday’s kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.