Ohio State to go into Big Ten championship game down another starter

Ohio State’s Demetrius Knox hugs Urban Meyer after arriving at Ohio Stadium before a game against Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

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Ohio State’s Demetrius Knox hugs Urban Meyer after arriving at Ohio Stadium before a game against Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Urban Meyer said Sunday his Ohio State football team will have a new starter at right guard the next time it takes the field.

Demetrius Knox, a senior who lived in Springfield as a youngster before graduating from high school in Texas, is out for the Big Ten championship game because of a foot injury.

The announcement comes after he left Ohio State's 62-39 win over Michigan on a cart.

Redshirt freshman Wyatt Davis will replace him in the lineup against Northwestern on Saturday.

Meyer has praised Davis’ development for much of the year, and he made it into a special goal line package.

Meyer also said he is happy with reserves Josh Myers, a redshirt freshman from Miamisburg, and Josh Alabi, a junior who has replaced an injured Thayer Munford at left tackle multiple times during the season.

Like most teams, Ohio State has had a few starters in and out of the lineup throughout the season.

The biggest loss was Nick Bosa, an All-American defensive end who suffered a season-ending core muscle injury in a week three win over TCU.

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