Nicholas Petit-Frere could make his first career start at Nebraska.
With Branden Bowen listed as a game-time decision for Saturday's game in Lincoln due to an undisclosed injury, Petit-Frere – a highly touted redshirt freshman who has seen playing time in all of Ohio State's first four games this year as Bowen's backup at right tackle, but has yet to start a game as a Buckeye – is listed as a co-starter with Bowen for Ohio State's fifth game of the year.
Other changes on Ohio State's depth chart this week include the return of Jonathon Cooper, who will make his season debut at Nebraska after missing the first four games of the season due to injury. Cooper is listed as a co-starter along with Tyler Friday at the defensive end spot opposite of Chase Young. Zach Harrison, who was listed as a co-starter along with Friday at that position for last week's game (which Friday actually started), is now listed as the third-string defensive end behind Cooper and Friday.
Robert Landers, who also missed last week's game against Miami (Ohio) due to injury, returns to the depth chart this week as the co-second-string nose tackle, with Tommy Togiai, behind starter Davon Hamilton. Antwuan Jackson, who was listed as the third-string nose tackle last week, is now the fourth-string nose tackle.
Josh Proctor, who also did not play in last week's game but is set to return this week, is now listed as the sole backup at free safety behind Jordan Fuller following the decision of Isaiah Pryor, who was listed as a co-backup with Proctor for the first four games of the year, to leave the Ohio State football program and transfer elsewhere.
Ohio State's full depth chart for Saturday night's game against the Cornhuskers: