Ohio State’s game at Illinois on Saturday is in danger after several OSU players tested positive for COVID-19, Bucknuts told multiple sources. The No.4 Buckeyes (4-0) have already had one game called off this season – in Maryland on Nov. 14. 19 in Indianapolis (unless the average number of games played per team in the conference drops below 6). Ohio State has scheduled remaining games at Michigan State on December 5 and against Michigan on December 12.
The state of Ohio declined to comment when contacted by Bucknuts.
So far this season, the Buckeyes have beaten Nebraska 52-17, Penn State 38-25, Rutgers 49-27 and Indiana 42-35. Of this group, only No. 12 Indiana (4-1) has a winning record and is ranked.
Ohio State is ranked No.4 in college football playoffs, behind No.1 Alabama, No.2 Notre Dame, and No.3 Clemson.
In addition to the Buckeyes’ game in Maryland, Wisconsin had to cancel two games at the start of this season and Minnesota announced this week that they will not play their game against the Badgers on Saturday. Due to the Big Ten schedule, these matches cannot be rescheduled with the Big Ten Championship week set for December 19.
Bucknuts will have more on this developing story.
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OHIO STATE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 2020 (Kick-off times to be confirmed unless otherwise specified)
October 24: Nebraska [Final score: Ohio State 52, Nebraska 17]
October 31: at Penn State [Ohio State 38, Penn State 25]
November 7: Rutgers [Ohio State 49, Rutgers 27]
November 14: in Maryland – [Canceled]
November 21: Indiana [Ohio State 42, Indiana 35]
November 28: in Illinois – 12 p.m. (FS1)
December 5: in the state of Michigan
December 12: Michigan – 12 p.m. ET (FOX)
December 19: Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis, Ind.