It’s been 34 days since Ohio State last took the gridiron, giving the Buckeyes much-needed time to heal any ailments from the regular season ahead of their College Football Playoff semifinal matchup against No. 1 Georgia in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl on Saturday.
While a pair of offensive stars, running back TreVeyon Henderson and wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, have already been ruled out for the Peach Bowl, Ohio State enters the game with no surprises on the injury front.
Running back Miyan Williams, who battled injury during the back half of the regular season and a stomach bug over the past week is available for the Buckeyes on Saturday. Williams will likely lead a running back rotation that includes converted linebacker Chip Trayanum — who played running back at Arizona State before transferring to OSU — and freshman Dallan Hayden.
Offensive guard Matthew Jones also returns to the lineup against Georgia after missing Ohio State’s regular season finale against Michigan.
Tight end Gee Scott Jr. is the lone game-time decision for Ohio State. Scott served as a depth piece for the Buckeyes during the regular season, amassing five receptions for 28 yards and a touchdown.
Ohio State’s full injury report is listed below:
- TE Gee Scott Jr.
- WR Kamryn Babb
- RB T.C. Caffey
- WR Corban Cleveland
- RB TreVeyon Henderson
- OL Avery Henry
- LB Mitchell Melton
- LB Jalen Pace
- RB Evan Pryor
- LS Bradley Robinson
- WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba
- SAF Kourt Williams