Miyan Williams returned to practice Thursday after dealing with an illness earlier in the week. A stomach bug is what held the third-year running back out, per Ohio State head coach Ryan Day.
“He’s had a stomach bug, and we expect him to be at practice today. We’ll just kind of take it as we go.”
BSB later spotted Williams going through drills in full pads at the open portion of the team’s practice later that day.
Getting the Ohio native back in the fold should be a big boost for the Buckeyes as they prepare to take on No. 1 Georgia in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl.
Williams has dealt with multiple injuries this season that have held him out or limited in several of Ohio State’s contests. In the 10 games he has played, he’s accumulated 817 yards on 125 carries, good for 6.5 yards per rush. He’s added a team-high 13 rushing touchdowns.
Second-year running back and co-starter TreVeyon Henderson is out for the remainder of the season after receiving foot surgery earlier this month. Second-year Evan Pryor, who entered fall camp as the team’s No. 3 ball carrier, is also out for the season with a torn ACL.
Freshman Dallan Hayden and third-year converted linebacker Chip Trayanum will serve as Williams’ primary backups should he start against the Bulldogs.