Ten Buckeyes will be unavailable for Saturday's matchup with Maryland while three others are game-time decisions.
Redshirt freshman running back Miyan Williams will not suit up for Ohio State for the second straight week. Williams, who started the first two games of the season and was named one of two offensive players of the game in the season opener, has now received just nine carries since Ohio State's Week 2 loss to Oregon.
|OHIO STATE STATUS REPORT FOR MARYLAND|
WR JULIAN FLEMING
CB DEMARIO MCCALL
DE TYREKE SMITH
WR KAMRYN BABB
SAF JANTZEN DUNN
DE TYLER FRIDAY
CB JAKAILIN JOHNSON
BUL JAYLEN JOHNSON
LB MITCHELL MELTON
DL NOAH POTTER
SAF JOSH PROCTOR
K JAKE SEIBERT
RB MIYAN WILLIAMS
The three players listed as game-time decisions are Julian Fleming, Demario McCall and Tyreke Smith. Fleming and Smith have both been unavailable for the past two games, while McCall – who has played 39 snaps at cornerback in the last two weeks – is a new addition to the status report.
In Smith's absence at defensive end, true freshman J.T. Tuimoloau started against Akron and Rutgers, and figures to do so once again against Maryland on Saturday if Smith can’t go. (Update: Smith went to the sideline without a helmet prior to kickoff).
Linebacker Palaie Gaoteote, who was a game-time decision against Rutgers but did not end up suiting up for the Buckeyes, is expected to be available against Maryland as he is not listed on the status report.
Defensive linemen Mike Hall and Darrion Henry-Young were both listed as unavailable against Rutgers, but both appear to be available to play against Maryland should their numbers be called.
Jantzen Dunn will be unavailable for the Buckeyes against Maryland, as the true freshman safety left the Rutgers game after sustaining what Ryan Day said this week was a “long-term” injury.
Saturday's kickoff is scheduled for noon at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.