Jim Knowles shares latest availability for Tommy Eichenberg
Jim Knowles recently shared the latest availability update for Ohio State senior linebacker Tommy Eichenberg.
During a recent press conference, the defensive coordinator said that Eichenberg is determined to play this weekend vs. Michigan State but the athletic training staff will make the call on whether he’s good to go.
Eichenberg went to the locker room late during Ohio State’s 35-16 victory at Rutgers and missed the defense’s final series. Ice was wrapped around Eichenberg’s arm after the game according to On3.
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Jim Knowles said he knows Tommy Eichenberg will want to play this week, but that the athletic training staff will ultimately make the decision on whether he’s healthy enough to play. Said Tommy would “play with one arm” if he had to.
— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) November 7, 2023
The 6-foot-2, 239-pound native of Cleveland, Ohio has tallied 37 solo tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble this season for a ferocious defense that ranks second nationally in points per game allowed (10.7). Ohio State hasn’t given up over 17 points in any game this season.
For his college career, Eichenberg has recorded 259 total tackles, 3.5 sacks, and 2 interceptions.
Ohio State remained undefeated despite allowing Rutgers to rush for 232 yards and outgain them in overall yards.
Michigan State (3-6) is coming off its first victory under interim head coach Harlon Barnett with a 20-17 win vs. Nebraska.
Ohio State leads the all-time series 36-15 along with a 7-game winning streak against Michigan State. Michigan State at Ohio State is set for a 6:30 p.m. CT kickoff on Saturday (NBC).