Meet the Buckeyes: Ohio State football depth chart against Penn State

The Columbus Dispatch

The Ohio State football schedule was always back-loaded with tough Big Ten football games starting in late October, and the showdown with Penn State certainly qualifies as that. 

For the first time since Week 2, Ohio State is facing a ranked opponent as Penn State travels to Columbus as the 20th-ranked team in the AP Poll. But before the Nittany Lions made it to the 7:30 p.m. Saturday showdown with the Buckeyes inside Ohio Stadium, they tripped. 

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Penn State was ranked No. 7 last week before losing to unranked Illinois in nine overtimes. The Buckeyes, meanwhile, had no problem with Indiana, scoring 47 straight points in a 54-7 win in Bloomington. 

They did that without running back Master Teague, but still had big games from Miyan Williams and TreVeyon Henderson in the backfield.

What could the starting lineup look like against the Penn State? 

Here’s a quick look at the Ohio State roster depth chart vs. Penn State

Coach: Ryan Day

Third full season

29-3 overall

Projected Ohio State football depth chart

Source: Dispatch reporters


Coordinator: Kevin Wilson


LT;78;Nicholas Petit-Frere;6-5;315;Jr.

;70;Josh Fryar;6-6;315;Fr.

LG;75;Thayer Munford;6-6;320;Sr.

;55;Matthew Jones;6-4;310;Jr.

C;53;Luke Wypler;6-3;300;So.

;76;Harry Miller;6-4;315;Jr.

RG;77;Paris Johnson Sr.;6-6;315;So.

;74;Donovan Jackson;6-4;300;Fr.

RT;79;Dawand Jones;6-8;360;Jr.

;66;Enokk Vimahi;6-4;305;So.

TE;88;Jeremy Ruckert;6-5;250;Sr.

;16;Cade Stover;6-4;255;So.

WRX;5;Garrett Wilson;6-0;192;Jr.

;18;Marvin Harrison Jr.6-3;205;Fr.

WRZ;2;Chris Olave;6-1;188;Sr.

;4;Julian Fleming;6-2;205;So.

;10;Jayden Ballard;6-2;195;Fr.

WRSL;11;Jaxon Smith-Njigba;6-0;198;So.

;12;Emeka Egbuka;6-1;205;Fr.

QB;7;C.J. Stroud;6-3;218;Fr.

;6;Kyle McCord;6-3;215;Fr.

RB;32;TreVeyon Henderson;5-11;215;Fr.

;33;Master Teague III;5-11;225;Jr.

;28;Miyan Williams;5-8;225;Fr.


Coordinator: Kerry Coombs


DE;9;Zach Harrison;6-6;272;Jr.

;11;Tyreke Smith;6-3;265;Sr.;8

DT;92;Haskell Garrett;6-2;300;Sr.

;6;Taron Vincent;6-2;305;Jr.

;91;Tyleik Williams;6-3;315;Fr.

NT;52;Antwuan Jackson;6-2;300;Gr.

;58;Ty Hamilton;6-3;290;Fr.

;86;Jerron Cage;6-2;305;Sr.

DE;J. Jean-Baptiste;6-5;255;Jr.

;44;J.T. Tuimoloau;6-4;275;Fr.

;33;Jack Sawyer;6-4;250;Fr.

LB;3;Teradja Mitchell;6-2;239;Sr.

;22;Steele Chambers;6-1;225;So.

LB;30;Cody Simon;6-2;233;So.

;35;Tommy Eichenberg;6-2;235;So.

BULL;14;Ronnie Hickman;6-1;205;So.

;15;Craig Young;6-3;223;So.

CB;29;Denzel Burke;6-1;192;Fr.

;16;Ryan Watts;6-3;205;So.

S;17;Bryson Shaw;6-0;195;So.

;12;Lathan Ransom;6-1;195;So.

S;5;Marcus Williamson;5-10;185;Sr.

;10;Cameron Martinez;5-10;192;Fr.

CB;7;Sevyn Banks;6-1;200;Sr.

;26;Cameron Brown;6-0;190;Jr.

Special teams


K;95;Noah Ruggles;6-2;190;Gr.

;98;Jake Seibert;6-1;200;So.

P;29;Jesse Mirco;6-4;220;Fr.

;96;Michael O’Shaughnessy;6-3;208;Jr.

LS;42;Bradley Robinson;6-1;230;Sr. 

H;29;Jesse Mirco;6-4;220;Fr.

KR;12;Emeka Egbuka;6-1;205;Fr.

;32;TreVeyon Henderson;5-11;215;Fr.

PR;5;Garrett Wilson;6-0;192;Jr.

;11;Jaxon Smith-Njigba;6-0;198;So.

Ohio State statistics


Ohio State:76;116;91;62


OSU total: 345/ Avg.: 49.3

Opp total: 130/ Avg.: 18.6


Rushing: 207.6

Passing: 352.1

vs. rush: 119.4

vs. pass: 230.9


Rushing: TreVeyon Henderson, 78 att, 686 yds (8.8 avg) 11 TD; Miyan Williams, 40 att, 309 yds (7.8 avg) 2 TD; Master Teague III, 44 att, 252 yds (5.7 avg) 3 TD; Marcus Crowley, 20 att, 103 yds (5.2 avg); Evan Pryor, 21 att, 98 yds (4.7 avg) 1 TD

Passing: C.J. Stroud, 125 of 185 (67.6 pct) 1,965 yds, 22 TD, 3 int; Kyle McCord, 21-30 (70.0 pct) 399 yds, 2 TD, 1 int; Jack Miller, 7 of 14 (50.0 pct) 101 yds

Receiving: Garrett Wilson, 36 rec, 605 yds (16.8 avg) 6 TD; Chris Olave, 32 rec, 518 yds (16.2 avg) 8 TD; Jaxon Smith-Njigba, 29 rec, 551 yds (19.0 avg) 3 TD; Jeremy Ruckert, 16 rec, 186 yds (11.6 avg) 3 TD; TreVeyon Henderson 8 rec, 168 yds (21.0 avg) 3 TD; Emeka Egbuka 6 rec, 145 yds (24.2 avg)

Kick scoring: Noah Ruggles, 7-7 FG, 44-44 XP (65 pts)

Tackles: Ronnie Hickman 52 tackles (32 solo); Teradia Mitchell 37 (16); Cody Simon 32 (13); Bryson Shaw 24 (15); Tommy Eichenberg 24 (11); Steele Chambers 20 (13); Lathan Ransom 20 (12); Haskell Garrett 19 (11); Denzel Burke 16 (9)

Interceptions-yds: Ronnie Hickman 2-65, 1 TD; Ryan Watts, 2-18; Craig Young 1-70, 1 TD; Cameron Martinez 1-61, 1 TD; Cody Simon, 1-24, Denzel Burke 1-23, 1 TD; Tommy Eichenberg, 1-0

Sacks-yds lost: Tyleik Williams, 4.5-42; Haskell Garrett 4.5-23; Zach Harrison, 3-10; Jack Sawyer 2-20; Antwuan Jackson 2-15; Ty Hamilton, 2-7

Punting: Jesse Micro, 16 att, 43.6 avg

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