Ohio State will not come into the game against Rutgers at completely full strength, with two key members of the lineup, seniors Blake Haubeil and Jake Hausmann listed as unavailable on the Friday status report.
Haubeil was Ohio State’s starting kicker for the entirety of the 2019 season, in which he hit on 13 of his 15 attempts, including a long of 55 yards against Northwestern, and made all of his extra points.
He started the season strong with a field goal make from 34 yards against Nebraska, but missed a 20-yard field goal against Penn State due to a groin injury and was pulled for junior Dominic DiMaccio, who hit one from 22 yards and missed another from 23.
A new kicker could be stepping into Haubeil’s place after freshman Jake Seibert, the No. 2 kicker in the 2020 class, lost his black stripe this week.
Hausmann has just one catch for 13 yards on the season, but has been used primarily as a blocker in his time at Ohio State. He is on of three tight ends to see the large portion of the snaps this season, along with fifth-year senior Luke Farrell and junior Jeremy Ruckert.
Also on the unavailable list was corner Cameron Brown, who was said to be out for the season with a torn Achilles. Other names on the list include: cornerback Lejond Cavazos, defensive lineman Jacob Cowan, running back Marcus Crowley, guard Gavin Cupp, tight end Patrick Gurd, wide receiver Jaylen Harris, long snapper Roen McCullough, cornerback Lloyd McFarquhar, defensive tackle Jaden McKenzie and safety Kourt Williams.
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