Offensive tackles Thayer Munford and Nicholas Petit-Frere, as well as center Josh Myers, were three of the 23 players listed as unavailable for Ohio State heading into Saturday’s matchup against Michigan State.
Other key contributors mentioned in the status report are linebacker Tuf Borland, defensive end Tyler Friday and safety Josh Proctor, all of which have well over 100 snaps on the season and all three of which will be out against the Spartans.
The other names listed as unavailable are wide receiver Kamryn Babb, cornerback Cameron Brown, wide receiver Mookie Cooper, defensive lineman Jacolbe Cowan, defensive lineman Aaron Cox, running back Marcus Crowley, tight end Patrick Gurd, wide receiver Jaylen Harris, offensive tackle Paris Johnson, defensive back Cam Kittle, quarterback Jagger Laroe, long snapper Roen McCullough, defensive end Noah Potter, tight end Joe Royer, wide receiver Gee Scott, defensive back Alec Taylor and safety Kourt Williams.
Johnson’s absence is particularly notable because he is a primary backup at offensive tackle behind Munford and Petit-Frere.
As the release states, “Please note: individuals listed as unavailable this week may be unavailable because of injury, rehabilitation because of an injury or illness.”
While Ohio State did not specify on status reports why each of these players were listed as unavailable, only eight players were listed on the last status report the athletic department sent out, which was on Nov. 20 prior to the Indiana matchup.
That status report ahead of the game against the Hoosiers included McCullough, who was listed as a game-time decision, and Brown, Cowan, Harris, and Williams were all listed as unavailable. Crowley had also been on previous status reports while recovering from a torn ACL.
Kicker Blake Haubeil, tight end Jake Hausmann, and cornerback Lloyd McFarquhar were also on that Indiana status report, but are active for Saturday’s tilt with Michigan State.
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