2. Ohio State is getting healthy at the right time
We’ve already talked about the Buckeyes securing TreVeyon Henderson at their best. However, he’s not the sole person recovering and is expected to return close to full strength.
Emeka Egbuka, another potential first-round NFL draft pick at wide receiver, returned to the lineup after a couple of missed games because of an ankle injury in the previous match against Michigan State. Despite not appearing explosive in Game 1, he seemed to regain his form against Minnesota last week.
Cade Stover, who was dealing with a knee issue, seems to be regaining his form and could play a crucial role in both the running and passing game alongside Kyle McCord. Additionally, there have been favorable updates on linebacker Tommy Eichenberg and defensive tackle Michael Hall Jr., both of whom are highly respected as top performers on the Buckeyes defensive unit.
At this point in the season, it is uncommon for any team to be at full health, but Ohio State will be very close to it and will have a strong lineup ready to take the field.