Ohio State will not have its leading receiver for Saturday’s Nebraska matchup.
|OHIO STATE STATUS REPORT FOR NEBRASKA|
WR KAMRYN BABB
RB MARCUS CROWLEY
SAF JANTZEN DUNN
DE TYLER FRIDAY
DL DARRION HENRY-YOUNG
CB JAKAILIN JOHNSON
BUL JAYLEN JOHNSON
LB MITCHELL MELTON
DL JADEN MCKENZIE
OL HARRY MILLER
DL NOAH POTTER
SAF JOSH PROCTOR
WR GARRETT WILSON
Junior wideout Garrett Wilson, who has a team-high 43 receptions and 687 receiving yards this season, was listed as unavailable on the Buckeyes’ official status report Saturday. Wilson has started every game of the 2020 season so far.
According to Alex Gleitman of Buckeye Scoop, Wilson did not clear concussion protocol and is considered week-to-week. Shortly after the release of the weekly status report, Wilson took to Twitter to address his injury, saying that he is "all good" and that he will be watching Ohio State take on Nebraska from back in Columbus.
For those asking, I am all good! I appreciate the prayers. Cant wait to watch them boys ball here soon against Nebraska. Go Bucks!— Garrett Wilson (@GarrettWilson_V) November 6, 2021
With Wilson out, heralded true freshmen Marvin Harrison Jr. and Emeka Egbuka are the likeliest candidates to start in his place. Egbuka has six catches for 145 yards so far during his first year, and Harrison has three receptions for 43 yards.
Sophomore wideout Julian Fleming, who did not appear on the status report Saturday, could factor into the rotation as well. The five-star recruit has not played a snap on offense since Sept. 18 against Tulsa, but returned from injury to see some special teams action in last week's game against Penn State. Chris Olave said Wednesday that Fleming has been fighting through a hamstring issue but that he’s been back on the practice field this week.
Redshirt junior running back Master Teague, who has missed the past two games for the Buckeyes, will be available against the Cornhuskers. Teague is tied for second on the team with 43 carries this season, and has the third-most rushing yards with 245.
Another notable name on the status report Saturday is junior offensive lineman Harry Miller, who has played in just two games this season. Miller, a projected starter at the beginning of the year, has now missed seven of Ohio State's nine games in 2021 due to injury.
Sophomore tight end Gee Scott Jr. and third-year offensive lineman Enokk Vimahi, who were both listed as unavailable for the past two games, are no longer listed on the Buckeyes' status report and should be available to play against Nebraska.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Jack Miller, who was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while impaired Friday morning, will also be unavailable for the Buckeyes against Nebraska as he has been suspended from the program following the incident.
Ohio State's matchup with the Huskers begins at noon Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.