Ohio State RB did not make trip to Miami for national championship vs Alabama
We now know of at least one Ohio State player that will not be in uniform for Monday’s game against Alabama.
That player is running back Miyan Williams with the freshman announcing via Twitter that he is not in Miami with his teammates. Ohio State made the trip on Saturday to get set for Monday’s contest.
I’m supposed to be in Miami 💔☹️..
— “Bowling Ball 🎳” (@Miyann28) January 10, 2021
Williams did not provide any further context, though it is possible he is one member of the Buckeyes that has tested positive for COVID-19. That would force him into isolation.
During the Sugar Bowl, Williams was healthy and was the first backup to Trey Sermon as Master Teague was sidelined for the game. Though Sermon was the star back against Clemson, Williams did carry the ball three times for 21 yards, running hard in his limited action. Williams has 10 carries this year for 64 yards.
Without Williams, it will be interesting to see what the backfield looks like on Monday. Sermon has shouldered the majority of the load the last two games with 60 carries for 524 yards.
Still, Sermon will likely need a break every once and a while. Hopefully Teague is back in time for the game, otherwise it will be an even bigger load on Sermon.