Ohio State Makes Minimal Changes to Depth Chart for This Week's Game Against Rutgers

By Dan Hope on November 15, 2019 at 10:20 am
Zach Harrison

Ohio State's depth chart for this week's game at Rutgers includes only minimal changes from last week.

With Chase Young and Jonathon Cooper both unavailable for the second game in a row, Ohio State lists Javontae Jean-Baptiste, Zach Harrison, Tyreke Smith and Tyler Friday all as co-starters at defensive end for Saturday's game in Piscataway.

Last week, the Buckeyes started Smith and Harrison – which means Harrison could make his second consecutive start this week – though it's also possible they could give Jean-Baptiste his first career start in his return to his home state of New Jersey.

Jameson Williams is now listed as the backup to Chris Olave at Z receiver, with Austin Mack set to miss his third straight game due to injury, while Enokk Vimahi is listed as the backup left guard with Matthew Jones also sidelined by injury. Joshua Alabi is listed as the backup left tackle but he's also unavailable to play in Saturday's game; Dawand Jones served as the second-team left tackle last week against Maryland.

Dallas Gant is set to be the Buckeyes' second-team middle linebacker for the second week in a row in place of Baron Browning, who is unavailable to play this week after playing just one snap against Maryland.

Demario McCall, who will likely see playing time at running back for a second consecutive week with Marcus Crowley out for Saturday's game due to injury, is still listed as Ohio State's starting punt returner, but also was last week when Garrett Wilson took over starting punt return duties.

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