Ryan Day updates outlook for Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Julian Fleming following Week 2 absences
The No. 3 Ohio State had a 45-12 dominating home win versus Arkansas State and the Buckeyes did it without wide receivers Julian Fleming and Jaxon Smith-Njigba. After the game, head coach Ryan Day wants to be sure they are 100% before starting for Ohio State, according to 11W’s Griffin Storm.
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Ryan Day on Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Julian Fleming: "We just want to make sure they're 100% before starting a game. … They're getting closer."
— Griffin Strom (@GriffinStrom3) September 10, 2022
Fleming missed the Week 1 game versus No. 5 Notre Dame with an injury after being a game-time decision. Smith-Njigba was injured in the first series of the game against Notre Dame with a reported hamstring injury. He only caught 2 receptions for 3 yards last week.
Smith-Njigba was seen practicing in full pads in practices on Wednesday, but he was seen walking gingerly.
There was no need for the star receivers to come out for the game against Arkansas State. Ohio State accumulated 538 total yards, with 370 of them coming from the passing game.