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BREAKING: Availability Report Rutgers vs. No. 1 Ohio State

The Scarlet Knights are without two starters on defense.



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The Big Ten released the availability report for Rutgers against Ohio State per the new league rules two hours before kickoff at 10:00 a.m. ET. Note that this is not an injury report and no reasons are given for a player’s status. Head Coach Greg Schiano will likely be asked about certain players following game. Here is the report for Rutgers and some quick thoughts.

Rutgers football availability report vs. Ohio State

Eight Scarlet Knights ruled “OUT”

  • WR Naseim Brantley
  • WR Chris Long
  • RT Tyler Needham
  • OL Joe De Croce
  • DB Bo Mascoe
  • DL Mayan Ahanotu
  • DB Elijuwan Mack
  • LB Tyreem Powell

Quick Take

Rutgers is without two starters on defense. We knew linebacker Tyreem Powell was out for the season. However, defensive lineman Mayan Ahanotu is out as well. That’s a big loss up front. The good news is that defensive lineman Rene Konga is no longer listed and should play in this game.. He’s been effective inside prior to missing a few games…..Naseim Brantley and Bo Mascoe remain out due to the NCAA eligibility issues……Chris Long is out for the season it was announced this week….Needham left the Temple game with what appeared to be a significant injury and wasn’t expected to play in this game……No one listed as questionable is a positive as anyone not mention should be a full go…Overall, Rutgers will need its depth to show up on defense in this game.

For Ohio State’s availability report, click here. The Buckeyes have six players listed as out.  A notable absence will be starting safety Lathan Ransom.

For game day links with all of our pregame coverage, click here.

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