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Ohio State-Miami (Ohio) game details
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Sept. 21
Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Weather: High of 84 degrees with a 0 percent chance of rain
The line: The Buckeyes are a 38.5-point favorite, per BetDSI
Over/under: 56 points
Ohio State availability report released, big names sidelined
The depth of the Ohio State defensive line will be tested again when the Buckeyes face Miami (Ohio). Senior captain Jonathon Cooper will miss his fourth straight game to start the season with a high-ankle sprain, and defensive tackle Taron Vincent continues to battle a shoulder injury. The loss of Tyreke Smith and Robert Landers will further test how game-ready the young talent on the depth chart truly is.
Here’s the full availability report as announced on Friday by the program, making note that Ohio State doesn’t differentiate between injuries or disciplinary matters:
Ohio State Game-Time Decisions
CB Cam Brown
WR Kamryn Babb
DE Jonathon Cooper
DT Noah Donald
SAF Ronnie Hickman
DT Robert Landers
H-B C.J. Saunders
DE Tyreke Smith
DT Taron Vincent
Bold predictions for Ohio State against Miami (Ohio)
What can be expected of the Buckeyes as they wrap up non-conference play before diving into the thick of conference action? Who will flash and emerge for Ohio State this week? The Lettermen Row staff passed out five bold predictions ahead of the in-state matchup with the RedHawks. Here’s what our staff predicted to see.
Miss any of our coverage so far this week?
- Five questions as Buckeyes head into last non-conference tuneup
- BuckIQ: Already loaded, Buckeyes pass rush gets boost from rising studs
- Tim May Podcast: Ohio State blockers paving way for success
- Buckeyes look the part of legitimate national title contender
- What We Learned as Ryan Day, Buckeyes prepare for final tuneup
- Even during catch drought, Ohio State tight ends making big impact
- BuckIQ: Hard-running Master Teague gives Buckeyes options, depth
- How Justin Fields is working to fix missed throws for Buckeyes
- Damon Arnette showing growth, importance in Ohio State secondary
- Malik Harrison playing his way into ‘best in the country’ conversation
- Beanie and The Boom Podcast: Pepper Johnson tells Ohio State, NFL stories
- BuckIQ: Rise of Pete Werner helps fuel Ohio State defensive turnaround
- Ryan Day made moves Ohio State had to make to fix defense
- Chris Olave emerging as leader of Ohio State wide receivers
Stick with Lettermen Row for game day coverage
Ohio State legend Howard ‘Hopalong’ Cassady dies at 85
Howard ‘Hopalong’ Cassady, who won the 1955 Heisman Trophy and the 1954 national championship as a tailback at Ohio State, died Friday morning in Tampa, Fla. He was 85.
Cassady was a two-time All-American for the Buckeyes, playing both tailback and defensive back.
Cassady ended his Ohio State career as the Buckeyes all-time leader in rushing yards (2,466), all-purpose yards (4,403) and scoring (222 points). He played nine seasons in the NFL, most with the Detroit Lions, where he won the 1957 NFL championship.
“We’ve lost not only a legendary Buckeye, but also a wonderful person in Hop Cassady,” Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said in a university-released statement. “He was an all-time great Buckeye in every way. We will have the Cassady family in our thoughts and in our prayers.”
Cassady was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1979. His No. 40 was retired by Ohio State in 2000.
He will be honored at Ohio Stadium on Saturday.
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