Ohio State will reportedly be without a whopping 24 scholarship players in today's Rose Bowl matchup vs. Utah.
Ohio State will be without 24 scholarship players in today’s Rose Bowl vs. Utah. That’s a combination of season-long injuries, more recent injuries or illness, opt-outs and players who have transferred since the end of the regular season.
— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) January 1, 2022
According to a report from The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio State will be without multiple starters when they take on Utah in the Rose Bowl.
From The Columbus Dispatch:
Linebacker Cody Simon, along with cornerbacks Sevyn Banks and Marcus Williamson, were listed as unavailable on the team’s pregame availability report released two hours ahead of Saturday’s kickoff against Utah.
As reported earlier, the Buckeyes will also be without starting wide receivers Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson as they have both opted out of the Rose Bowl to prep for the 2022 NFL Draft.
Do not be surprised if Utah takes it to Ohio State today in Pasadena.