Ohio State is expected to be without many starts with its offensive line during Saturday’s game at Michigan State due to issues with COVID-19, According to national analyst Bruce Feldman.
The Buckeyes need to play their final two games that qualify to play in the Big Ten Championship, as two games have already been canceled this season.
It is not yet known which players will be available in the line of scrimmage for Ohio State, but as Feldman reports, several key contributors are affected. It has been a one-week effort for the Buckeyes, who missed caution in tackling coronaviruses in Illinois and now face immense challenges reaching the College Football Playoff if they cannot play in the Big Ten title game .
According to ESPN College Football Insider Heather Dinich, the Buckeyes may be eligible to play for a conference championship berth in the following week’s game vs. Michigan.
“By playing at Michigan State on Saturday, Ohio State would get one game closer to becoming eligible to play in the Big Ten Conference championship game,” Dinnich said during Saturday’s appearance on Saturday. The Buckeyes need six games, which means they have. Play against Michigan to end the season.
“If the Wolverines are unable to play due to COVID-19 issues, there is still another possibility.”
System coach Ryan day Will miss Saturday’s game with COVID-19.
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Ohio State and Michigan State kills ET from East Lansing at 12 noon.