Ohio State then-redshirt sophomore right guard Branden Bowen warms up prior to the Buckeyes’ 38-7 win versus Army on Sept. 16, 2017 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Former Sports Editor

Ohio State listed six players unavailable in its weekly status report for Saturday’s matchup with Michigan State, and three more will be game-time decisions.

For the first time this season, redshirt junior wide receiver and team captain C.J. Saunders is not listed as unavailable, but will remain a game-time decision with an undisclosed leg injury.

Redshirt senior offensive tackle Branden Bowen and sophomore defensive end Tyreke Smith missed this past week’s game against Nebraska, but are both expected to be available for the Buckeyes this week.

Sophomore linebacker Teradja Mitchell will miss his second consecutive game, and redshirt sophomore wide receiver Elijah Gardiner is listed as unavailable for the first time this year.

See the full list below:

Game-Time Decision

TE Rashod Berry

DE Tyler Friday

WR C.J. Saunders


WR Kamryn Babb

DT Noah Donald

WR Elijah Gardiner

SAF Ronnie Hickman

LB Teradja Mitchell

DT Taron Vincent