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Ohio State’s secondary is gaining one veteran defensive back, and losing another – or so it seems. Ohio State head coach Ryan Day confirmed on Sept. 13 that safety Josh Proctor will miss the entirety of Ohio State’s 2021 season with a compound fracture in his right leg.
Ohio State head coach Ryan Day spoke with Paul Keels and Jim Lachey on 97.1 The Fan’s Ryan Day Radio Show on Thursday afternoon. He talked about Ohio State’s performance against Oregon and how he feels about the matchup with Tulsa. The Buckeyes will host the Golden Hurricanes at Ohio Stadium on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Ohio State head coach Ryan Day suggested that way the defensive coaching staff sets up will look different against Tulsa.
Day will decide on who will call plays for Saturday’s game after practice Thursday. He said there could be changes to which assistant coaches stand on the field and sit in the press box.
Ohio State is coming off its first regular season loss since 2018 (Purdue) and its first non-conference loss since 2017 (Oklahoma) with its 35-28 defeat to Oregon.
The loss has led to questions surrounding the Buckeyes, specifically on defense, as they head into another home non-conference matchup, this time against Tulsa. The Golden Hurricanes are winless through two games, but have lost close to both UC Davis (19-17) and Oklahoma State (28-23), the latter of which received 27 votes in the most recent Associated Press Top 25 poll.
Ohio State is looking for a bounce-back game after its loss against Oregon, but will have to do so without defensive end Zach Harrison, who was listed as unavailable on the team’s status report.
Also on the list is center Harry Miller, who has yet to play this season. Linebacker Teradja Mitchell, the player with the most snaps at the position at this point in the year, was the only player named as a game-time decision.
TreVeyon Henderson broke two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin’s Ohio State freshman single-game rushing record with 277 yards and three touchdowns and the No. 9 Buckeyes needed every yard and every score to hold off pesky Tulsa 41-20 at Ohio Stadium on Saturday.
Ohio State senior left guard, captain and ‘Block 0’ recipient Thayer Munford is not expected to miss significant time for the Buckeyes after an ankle injury sent him to the locker room on a cart early in Ohio State’s 41-20 win. Head coach Ryan Day said after the game that the early returns didn’t seem to be serious for the Cincinnati native, though he’ll be undergoing further tests.
After a sluggish performance against Tulsa, Ohio State dropped one spot to No. 10 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll released on Sunday.
The Buckeyes defeated the Golden Hurricane 41-20 behind running back TreVeyon Henderson’s record-breaking game. He carried the ball 24 times for 277 yards and three touchdowns, besting Archie Griffin’s 49-year old freshman single-game rushing record set against North Carolina in 1972.