Ohio state is expected to be without several starters along its offensive line in Saturday’s game at Michigan State due to issues with COVID-19, according to national analyst Bruce Feldman.
The Buckeyes must play their last two games to be eligible for the Big Ten Championship after two games have already been called off this season.
It is not yet clear which players will not be available for Ohio State at the line of scrimmage, but as Feldman reports, several key contributors are affected. It’s been a trying week for the Buckeyes, who missed a game at Illinois as a precaution against the coronavirus and now face extreme challenges to make it to the college football playoffs if they can’t play in the game for the Big Ten title.
There is a way the Buckeyes could be eligible to play for a spot in the conference championship even if next weekend’s game against Michigan is wiped out, according to Heather Dinich, an ESPN college football insider.
“By playing Michigan State on Saturday, Ohio State will have a game close to becoming eligible to play in the Big Ten Conference Championship game,” Dinich said in the appearance on Saturday Saturday. play against Michigan to end the season.
“If the Wolverines are unable to play due to COVID-19 issues, there is still a possibility. ”
Coach Buckeyes Ryan day will miss Saturday’s game with COVID-19.
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The State of Ohio and State of Michigan will begin at 12 p.m. ET from East Lansing.