Ohio State issues availability report for Rutgers game, key players out

The fine folks with the Ohio State Football team have issued the availability report for the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, and the Buckeyes have an issue in the back end of the defense. It is never a good time to lose two starting defensive backs, but a part of me is thankful this is happening against a team that rarely completes a forward pass.

We already knew that Lathan Ransom did not make the trip to New Jersey so that information was not new, but Denzel Burke being listed as out is a bit surprising. As always with these injury reports we get some good news and some bad and this week, with the good news coming in the return of receiver Emeka Egbuka.

Egbuka is extremely underrated in the national media as no one seems to be discussing the effectiveness of who is arguably the most consistent receiver at Ohio State.

The following is the whole availability report:


  • CB Denzel Burke

  • WR Kiyon Grayes

  • DE Jason Moore

  • SAF Lathan Ransom

  • TE Joe Royer

Ohio State and Rutgers kickoff at noon ET and we’ll have plenty of coverage throughout and after the game, so check back often for opinion, news, and analysis througout.

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