Enokk Vimahi Makes First Career Start At Right Guard In Place of Injured Matt Jones Against Michigan

By Griffin Strom on November 26, 2022 at 12:21 pm
Enokk Vimahi

Ohio State has a first-time starter on the offensive line against Michigan.

Fourth-year lineman Enokk Vimahi got the nod at right guard over banged-up veteran Matt Jones, who was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of last weekend's matchup with Maryland. Jones warmed up in full uniform before Saturday's game, but did not have his helmet when the contest began.

Jones, who started the first 11 games of the season for Ohio State, was listed as a game-time decision on the Buckeyes' official availability report on Saturday morning.

Entering the weekend, Vimahi had played 100 snaps for Ohio State this season, including at least two in each of the past three games. Vimahi has taken snaps in all but one game this season, and he played a season-high 23 against both Toledo and Michigan State.

On the second drive for Ohio State, Josh Fryar replaced Vimahi at right guard. Fryar started at right tackle for Dawand Jones against Indiana on Nov. 12, and Ryan Day said this past week that Fryar could move inside and out for the Buckeyes.

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