Ohio State RB Miyan Williams back for Michigan game

Ohio State traffic jam Miyan Williams will return for the No. 2 Buckeyes against No. 3 Michigan on Saturday.

Williams’ return provides a crucial spark in Ohio State’s running game as he is the Buckeyes’ leading rusher (783 yards). His 6.7 yards per carry is the best among the team’s jams and ranks No. 5 nationally.

The 5-foot-9, 225-pound jam, who has emerged as one of the most resilient runners in the country this season, is expected to make for a heavier burden against Michigan as TreVeyon Henderson won’t play a sophomore with a linger foot problem. Ohio State will also be without star wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba again, who has been out since Oct. 22 with a hamstring problem that has limited him to three games this year.

Williams missed last week’s game in Maryland with a lower body injury after being carted off the field on Nov. 12 against Indiana. Sources told ESPN that he’s looked sharp in practice this week, building on doing full reps and running strong by the end of the week.

This is the fourth game Henderson has missed this season with his foot injury, and he appeared hampered by it in an 11-carry performance for 19 yards against Maryland. He watched the second half from the sidelines with his left foot in a hiking boot.

In Henderson’s absence last week, traffic jam newcomer Dallan Hayden penned his second straight 100-yard game. After rushing for 102 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries against Indiana, Hayden carried the burden for Ohio State in the Maryland win with 146 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries.

Ohio State right-back Matt Jones is also a game-time decision. Jones sustained an injury in last week’s win against Maryland and was on crutches after the game.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/35110769/ohio-state-rb-miyan-williams-back-michigan-game-sources-say Ohio State RB Miyan Williams back for Michigan game

Emma Bowman

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