Ohio State football: Big game looms for Buckeyes, Ezekiel Elliott suspension set

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Ohio State set for big matchup

Ohio State has everything at stake Saturday against Michigan State. The Buckeyes’ loss to Iowa means there is no  margin for error in the race to win the Big Ten East. And now the Buckeyes find themselves facing a team that has given them fits in recent years.

“We’ve got a lot of history, lot of close games and I don’t know exactly what makes it so tough,” Sam Hubbard said. “I think it’s just a rivalry. They’re a great program, a tough-minded program, they train hard and train just like we do. It’s a fistfight every time we play them. That’s what it’s going to be like this Saturday.”

Ezekiel Elliott suspension back on

It appears Ezekiel Elliott is out of options when it comes to trying to stay on the field. The former Buckeyes star has thus far been able to avoid his six-game suspension through appeals, but a loss in court Thursday means it must start immediately.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York denied Elliott’s request for an injunction, saying the Dallas Cowboys running back “failed to meet requisite standard” for an injunction.

2-back backfield coming?

Ohio State has thus far avoiding putting running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber in the backfield together at the same time. Could that change against Michigan State?

Pairing the duo is something the staff has at least considered. On his Thursday radio show, Urban Meyer admitted it was a possibility.

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