Ohio State could be without three key contributors for its clash with Penn State today.
CB Denzel Burke is out. RB TreVeyon Henderson was listed as out on Ohio State’s injury report, but coach Ryan Day told ESPN Henderson will be a game time decision. Ohio State’s No. 2 receiver, Emeka Egbuka, is also questionable.
Henderson hasn’t played since the team’s thrilling 17-14 last second win over Notre Dame Sept. 23.
He didn’t play in Ohio State’s win over Maryland at Ohio Stadium Oct. 7 or last week’s win at Purdue.
When he plays, Henderson is quite effective.
Through four appearances, Henderson’s averaging 6.7 yards per carry, having gained 295 yards and scored five touchdowns. In his last outing, Henderson carved up Notre Dame for 104 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. A veteran, Henderson’s best season at Ohio State came in 2021, when he rushed for 1,248 yards and 15 touchdowns, averaging 7.4 yards per carry. Last season, Henderson gained 78 yards on 16 carries against Penn State and scored twice in Ohio State’s road win. The year before that, Henderson went for 152 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries in Columbus, another Ohio State win.
Burke played last week against Purdue but got hurt in the third quarter. He’s Ohio State’s top corner.
Egbuka is also questionable. At most schools, he’s be the No. 1 receiver, but Marvin Harrison Jr. is the best in the country. Egbuka had 1,151 yards and 10 touchdowns on 74 catches last season.