COLUMBUS, Ohio (KTTC-DT/AP) -- Hoping to come out of Minneapolis this Saturday with a win over the Gophers, the secondary is now of primary concern for No. 10 Ohio State.
Down three starters in the defensive backfield, along with being without their leading tackler, the Buckeyes are just hoping to hang on through Saturday's game at Minnesota to reach their bye week. Then maybe they'll regain some players for three pivotal November games.
Due to the sidelined players, the Buckeyes (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten) have shifted positions and shared the workload.
That's a concern because Minnesota (1-7, 0-4) is desperate after having its head coach fired and losing seven in a row. The Gophers might fill the air with footballs at TCF Bank Stadium.
All those passes will provide an important test for the patchwork secondary.