Ohio State will be down two of its top four running backs on Saturday.
|OHIO STATE STATUS REPORT FOR INDIANA|
WR KAMRYN BABB
RB MARCUS CROWLEY
SAF JANTZEN DUNN
DE TYLER FRIDAY
CB JAKAILIN JOHNSON
BUL JAYLEN JOHNSON
LB MITCHELL MELTON
DL JADEN MCKENZIE
OL HARRY MILLER
DL NOAH POTTER
SAF JOSH PROCTOR
TE GEE SCOTT JR.
RB MASTER TEAGUE
OL ENOKK VIMAHI
Master Teague and Marcus Crowley are both among the 14 Buckeyes listed as unavailable against Indiana, which likely means TreVeyon Henderson and Miyan Williams – who is expected to play after missing the Rutgers and Maryland games – will take most of the carries out of the backfield.
Head coach Ryan Day also said this week that freshman running back Evan Pryor has been making plays in practice as of late, and the absence of Teague and Crowley could allow him an increase in opportunities against the Hoosiers.
Ryan Day says it's "good to get Miyan going again," and says Evan Pryor is going to get some opportunities in games after turning heads in practice.— Griffin Strom (@GriffinStrom3) October 21, 2021
Harry Miller is also back on the unavailable list this week after seeing his first action of the season with 26 snaps across the past two games. Miller, a third-year offensive lineman that was expected to start at center to enter the season, was unavailable for each of the first four games for Ohio State.
At tight end, Gee Scott Jr. will be unavailable for the first time this season. Scott has logged double-digit snaps in each of the past three games for the Buckeyes, and the sophomore has hauled in four catches for 43 yards through the first half of the regular season.
Another new addition to Ohio State's list of unavailable players is Enokk Vimahi, a third-year offensive lineman that has played 49 snaps in the past three contests as the second-team left tackle.
Second-year wide receiver Julian Fleming, who has not played since the Tulsa game on Sept. 18 due to an undisclosed injury, appears to be available for Ohio State against Indiana.
On defense, the Buckeyes will have back senior defensive end Tyreke Smith, who has not seen game action since Week 3. Smith was a game-time decision against Maryland but did not play.
Cameron Brown, who left the Maryland game in the second quarter after sustaining a blow to the head and did not return, was not listed on Ohio State's injury report, indicating he should be available to play. The fourth-year cornerback missed two of the first four games of the season with an apparent knee injury and played limited snaps in each of the past two games prior to the aforementioned collision against the Terrapins.
Haskell Garrett is also expected to play Saturday night despite re-aggravating a leg injury in the second half against Maryland. The fifth-year senior defensive tackle was not listed on the Buckeyes' status report.
Haskell Garrett says Ill be playing Saturday.— Griffin Strom (@GriffinStrom3) October 20, 2021
Garrett re-aggravated an injury at the end of the Maryland game.