Oct 7, 2023; Columbus, Ohio, USA;  Maryland Terrapins wide receiver Tai Felton (10) attempts to one hand catch the football as Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Denzel Burke (10) defends during the first quarter at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

DBs Denzel Burke, Lathan Ransom out for No. 1 Ohio State

Ohio State cornerback Denzel Burke and safety Lathan Ransom will miss Saturday’s game at Rutgers, but wide receiver Emeka Egbuka is expected to play.

Burke, Ohio State’s top cornerback, has an unspecified injury sustained in the game against Purdue on Oct. 14. He missed the 20-12 win against Penn State on Oct. 21 but played last week in the 24-10 victory over Wisconsin.

Ransom, the starting safety, suffered a non-contact injury against the Badgers and was carted off the field.

Jordan Hancock and Jermaine Mathews Jr. are expected to see significant time against Rutgers.

The good news for the No. 1 Buckeyes is the return of Egbuka, who has not played since he sustained an ankle injury against Maryland on Oct. 7. Also, backup quarterback Devin Brown, who had a high ankle sprain, was not listed on the Big Ten injury report Saturday, meaning he is available to play.

In five games, Egbuka has caught 22 passes for 303 yards and three touchdowns, giving the Buckeyes a formidable one-two punch with Marvin Harrison Jr. and Egbuka.

As for Burke, he has one interception, nine pass breakups and a forced fumble in seven games.

Ransom has 21 tackles, one interception, two pass breakups and a forced fumble in eight games for the 8-0 Buckeyes.

–Field Level Media

Ohio State running back TreVeyon Henderson watches warmups before the Buckeyes game against Maryland at Ohio Stadium on Oct. 7, 2023.

Ohio St. RB TreVeyon Henderson to return from 3-game injury absence

Ohio State running back TreVeyon Henderson will play Saturday at Wisconsin after a three-game injury absence, coach Ryan Day said Thursday on his radio show.

Henderson suited up and went through warmups for the No. 3 Buckeyes in each of their last two games, including last week’s showdown with Penn State, but did not see game action due to an undisclosed injury.

Henderson last appeared Sept. 23 against Notre Dame and ran for 104 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. After a bye, Henderson was a late scratch for Ohio State’s Oct. 7 win over Maryland.

“Trey’s had a really good week of practice,” Day said on the radio show. “He’s full-go, so excited to get him back out there.”

Henderson leads Ohio State in rushing this season with 295 yards and five touchdowns on 44 attempts.

Day said “other guys will get opportunities as well” against the Badgers. Chip Trayanum started the past three games and Miyan Williams had a season-high 62 yards and a touchdown against Penn State.

Day didn’t specify whether wide receiver Emeka Egbuka or cornerback Denzel Burke would return from their respective, undisclosed injuries against Wisconsin.

–Field Level Media