Who's starting for the Buckeyes? The Ohio State football depth chart, roster vs. Rutgers

The Ohio State football team is 1-0 in Big Ten play and and 4-0 on the year as the No.3-ranked Buckeyes, fresh off scoring 129 points in their last two games, face Rutgers on Saturday at Ohio Stadium.

Rutgers is 3-1 with the loss coming in Week 4 against Iowa at home.

The homecoming game is the last of the five-straight home games to start the 2022 college football schedule for the Buckeyes.

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Who will play in that game could be a bit of a mystery. Star receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba missed the Wisconsin game, his second missed game of the season after not playing in the Arkansas State game and missing most of the Notre Dame game with an injury.

Smith-Njigba is just one of the players who's availability is in question for Ohio State, who started two young cornerbacks against run-centric Wisconsin last week due to injuries. Here's a look a look at who could play for the Buckeyes against Rutgers.

A quick look at the Ohio State roster, depth chart vs. Rutgers

Coach: Ryan Day

  • Fourth full season

  • 38-4 overall

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Projected Ohio State depth chart: offense

OFFENSE

Ohio State offensive coordinator: Kevin Wilson

POS;NO.;PLAYER;HT;WT;YR

  • LT;77;Paris Johnson Jr.;6-6;310;Jr.

  • ;65;Zen Michalski;6-7;310;r-Fr.

  • LG;74;Donovan Jackson;6-4;300;r-Fr.

  • ;66;Enokk Vimahi;6-4;310;r-Fr.

  • C;53;Luke Wypler;6-3;300;r-So.

  • ;78;Jakob James;6-5;295;r-So.

  • RG;55;Matt Jones;6-4;315;Gr.

  • ;67;Tegra Tshabola;6-6;330;Fr.

  • RT;79;Dawand Jones;6-8;359;Sr.

  • ;70;Josh Fryar;6-6;320;r-So.

  • TE;8;Cade Stover;6-4;255;r-Jr.

  • ;34;Mitch Rossi;6-1;250;Sr.

  • WRX;18;Marvin Harrison Jr.;6-4;205;r-Fr.

  • ;9;Jayden Ballard;6-2;196;r-Fr.

  • WRZ;2;Emeka Egbuka;6-1;205;r-Fr.

  • 13;Kaleb Brown;5-10;197;Fr.

  • WRSL;11;Jaxon Smith-Njigba;6-1;200;Jr.

  • ;10;Xavier Johnson;6-2;215;Gr

  • QB;7;C.J. Stroud;6-3;218;r-So.

  • ;6;Kyle McCord;6-3;222;r-Fr.

  • RB;32;TreVeyon Henderson;5-10;214;r-Fr.

  • ;3;Miyan Williams;5-9;225;r-So.

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Projected Ohio State depth chart: defense

Ohio State defensive coordinator: Jim Knowles

POS;NO.;PLAYER;HT;WT;YR

  • DE;44;J.T. Tuimoloau;6-4;270;r-Fr.

  • ;8;Javontae Jean-Baptiste;6-5;249;Gr.

  • NT;6;Taron Vincent;6-2;300;Gr.

  • ;91;Tyleik Williams;6-3;318;r-Fr.

  • DT;51;Mike Hall Jr.;6-2;290;r-Fr.

  • ;58;Ty Hamilton;6-3;294;r-So.

  • JACK;9;Zach Harrison;6-6;272;Sr.

  • ;33;Jack Sawyer;6-4;267;r-Fr.

  • WLB;22;Steele Chambers;6-1;232;r-Jr.

  • ;30;Cody Simon;6-2;239;Jr.

  • MLB;35;Tommy Eichenberg;6-2;239;r-Jr.

  • ;19;Chip Trayanum;5-11;230;Jr.

  • CB;5;Denzel Burke;6-1;190;r-Fr.

  • ;4;JK Johnson;6-0;179;r-Fr.

  • FS;14;Ronnie Hickman;6-1;207;r-Jr.

  • ;2;Kourt Williams II;6-1;220;r-So.

  • BAN;12;Lathan Ransom;6-1;207;Jr.

  • ;41;Josh Proctor;6-2;205;Sr.

  • CB;26;Cam Brown;6-0;192;Gr.

  • ;18;Jyaire Brown;5-11;180;Fr.

  • NB;15;Tanner McCalister;5-11;195;Gr.

  • ;13;Cam Martinez;5-10;190;r-So.

Projected OSU depth chart: special teams

POS;NO.;PLAYER;HT;WT;YR

  • PK;95;Noah Ruggles;6-2;190;Gr.

  • ;98;Jake Seibert;6-1;205;r-So.

  • KO;38;Jayden Fielding;6-0;175;Fr.

  • ;95;Noah Ruggles;6-2;190;Gr.

  • P;29;Jesse Mirco;6-4;220;r-Fr.

  • ;96;Michael O’Shaughnessy;6-3;208;Sr.

  • LS;42;Bradley Robinson;6-1;230;Gr.

  • ;94;Mason Arnold;6-0;228;r-Fr.

  • H;29;Jesse Mirco;6-4;220;r-Fr.

  • ;96;Michael O’Shaughnessy;6-3;208;Sr.

  • KR;12;Emeka Egbuka;6-1;205;r-Fr.

  • PR;11;Jaxon Smith-Njigba;6-1;200;Jr.

Ohio State football stats 2022

SCORING

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Ohio State:70;34;56;35

Opponents;13;27;10;14

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OSU total: 195 / Avg.: 48.8

Opp total: 64 / Avg.: 16.0

PER-GAME AVERAGES

Rushing: 219.8

Passing: 339.0

vs. rush: 111.2

vs. pass: 171.8

FIRST DOWNS

Rushing: 41

Passing: 55

Penalty: 8

vs. rush: 20

vs. pass: 25

vs. penalty: 7

CONVERSIONS

3rd down: 30-48 (62.5 pct)

4th down: 2-2 (100.0 pct)

vs. 3rd down: 18-59 (30.5 pct)

vs. 4th down: 2-5 (40.0 pct)

PENALTIES

OSU: 20-192 (48.0 avg)

OPP: 20-204 (51.0 avg)

RED ZONE PCT

Scores: 20-20 (100.0 pct)

Touchdowns: 18-20 (90.0 pct)

OPP scores: 7-8 (77.8 pct)

OPP TDs: 3-8 (37.5 pct)

ATTENDANCE AVG

OSU: 104,383

OPP: 50,369

Ohio State football stats: Team leaders

Rushing: TreVeyon Henderson, 50-318 (6.4 avg) 3 TD; Miyan Williams, 43-308 (7.2 avg) 3 TD; Dallan Hayden, 29-152 (5.2 avg) 1 TD; TC Caffey, 6-57 (9.5 avg) 1 TD

Passing: C.J. Stroud, 79 of 112 (70.5 pct) 1,222 yds, 16 TD; Kyle McCord, 8-11 (72.7 pct) 134 yds, 1 TD

Receiving: Emeka Egbuka, 26-442 (17.0 avg) 5 TD; Marvin Harrison Jr., 21-387 (18.4 avg) 5 TD; Cade Stover, 12-188 (15.7 avg) 2 TD; Julian Fleming, 7-90 (12.9 avg) 3 TD; Jayden Ballard, 6-127 (21.2 avg) 1 TD; Xavier Johnson, 5-48 (9.6 avg) 1 TD; Jaxon Smith-Njigba, 4-36 (9.0 avg)

Kick scoring: Noah Ruggles, 2-3 FG, 27-27 XP (33 pts)

Tackles: Tommy Eichenberg, 33 (20 solo); Steele Chambers 19 (10); Lathan Ransom, 17 (10); Cody Simon 14 (6); Ronnie Hickman, 12 (4); Cameron Martinez, 9 (6); Mike Hall Jr., 9 (6); Jack Sawyer, 8 (4); Jakailni Johnson, 8 (7)

Interceptions-yds: Tanner McCalister 1-30; Ronnie Hickman, 1-8

Sacks-yds lost: Mike Hall Jr., 2-19; Javontae Jean-Baptiste, 2-13; Tommy Eichenberg, 2-8; Jack Sawyer, 2-7; Steele Chambers 1-7

Punting: Jesse Mirco, 13 att, 43.8 avg, 8 i20. Opponents: 28 att, 44.8 avg, 5 i20.

Kick returns: DeaMonte Trayanum, 2 ret, 22 yds (11.0 avg); Emeka Egbuka, 1 ret, 25 yds (25.0 avg)

Punt returns: Emeka Egbuka, 3-27 (9.0 avg), Jayden Ballard, 1-14; Jakailin Johnson, 1-0

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