2. Ohio State’s suspensions and injuries
After Thomas, the Buckeyes get very thin at WR, thanks to a series of events from recent weeks. WR Noah Brown broke his leg in practice and is out for the year. He was expected to start and be a big contributor this season.
H-back Jalin Marshall will be suspended for the Virginia Tech game. The same goes for H-Back Dontre Wilson and WR Corey Smith. This puts a major hole in the receiving corps.
Yes, Braxton Miller will be on the field catching passes, and he is the two-time offensive player of the year in the Big Ten. But those awards came at QB. He’s playing his first game at receiver, and that is not an easy transition to make.
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