Branden Bowen Returns to Starting Lineup at Right Tackle on Ohio State's Depth Chart for Michigan State

By Dan Hope on October 4, 2019 at 10:11 am
Branden Bowen

Branden Bowen is back in the Buckeyes' starting lineup after missing one game with an undisclosed injury.

Bowen, who did not play in last week's game at Nebraska, is listed as the starting right tackle on Ohio State's depth chart, released Friday morning, for Saturday's game against Michigan State (7:30 p.m., ABC).

Joshua Alabi, who filled in for Bowen and earned offensive player of the game honors against the Cornhuskers, returns to his usual place on the depth chart as Thayer Munford's backup at left tackle, while Nicholas Petit-Frere remains the second-string right tackle.

Other changes to this week's depth chart include the return of Tyreke Smith, who missed the last two games with an undisclosed injury, as a backup defensive end. He takes the place of Tyler Friday, who is listed as a game-time decision for Saturday, as Jonathon Cooper's backup at defensive end.

Fifth-year senior wide receiver C.J. Saunders, who missed the first five games of the season with a leg injury and is also listed as a game-time decision for Saturday, is now listed as a co-backup with Jaelen Gill, behind K.J. Hill, at the H-back position.

The rest of the published depth chart remains unchanged from last week.

Ohio State's full depth chart for Saturday's game against Michigan State:

Depth chart
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