Ohio State is getting set to play Northwestern in Indianapolis, but reports are indicating the Buckeyes will be down some key starters for the game.

According to Bruce Feldman with FOX Sports and The Athletic, Ryan Day’s squad will be without multiple starters, including star receiver Chris Olave. Feldman did not provide any other details and it is unclear if this is a potential injury or COVID-19 related absence.

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Missing Olave would be a big play to Ohio State. He leads the team with 36 catches, is second on the team with 528 receiving yards, and is tied for the team lead with 5 receiving touchdowns.


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If Olave is indeed out, it would be up to Garrett Wilson, who leads the team with 572 yards, to set the tone in the receiving game. It would also provide a great opportunity for key freshman, Julian Fleming, to make a key impact in the title game.

Some of the other reported absences include LB Baron Browning and starting punter Drue Chrisman. That is definitely scary news for the Buckeyes:

Hopefully the reported absence of Olave and other starters will not hinder the Buckeyes as they look to win the B1G and get a shot at the College Football Playoff.