Waddle has been out since breaking his right ankle against Tennessee on October 24.
Meanwhile, Ohio State was without starting defensive tackle Tommy Togiai, defensive end Tyreke Smith and kicker Blake Haubeil.
In all, 13 players were on the Ohio State outage report, including two other defensive linemen. The Dominic DiMaccio backup kicker is also unavailable.
In a post on Instagram, Haubeil said he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was asymptomatic but was extremely upset to miss the game.
“I have spent the last four months making sacrifices, and I haven’t seen my family and friends all at once. … Knowing that I have so much more to give and not having the opportunity to give it tonight, is one of the most intestines. heartbreaking feelings I’ve ever had, ”he wrote.
Without Togiai, Jerron Cage should have extended playing time. Ty Hamilton save is also unavailable. Without Smith, Tyler Friday would be the next player.
The Buckeyes turned to freshman Jake Seibert for a kick. Seibert made 13 extra point attempts and missed his only basket attempt.