Ohio State backup QB Brown out numerous weeks
Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Senior WriterOct 23, 2023, 11:45 PM ET
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- Graduate of Northwestern University.Ohio State will be
without backup quarterback Devin Brown for a number of weeks after the second-year player sustained a lower-leg injury in Saturday’s win over Penn State.Coach Ryan Day told 97.1 The Fan radio on Monday night that Brown will miss out on”a minimum of a number of weeks”with the injury, which he sustained in the third quarter on a run near the Penn State goal line. Brown, who competed with Kyle McCord for the beginning task in the preseason and through the first two games, needed to be assisted to the sideline. He was seen leaving Ohio Stadium on crutches while using a protective boot on his ideal ankle/foot. Day stated after Saturday’s game that Brown”rolled the ankle “after getting in to run Ohio State’s goal-line plan. Brown had 2 carries for 5 backyards versus Penn State, after taping eight carries for 20 lawns and a touchdown the week previously at Purdue.Tristan Gebbia, an Oregon State transfer who began his profession at Nebraska, will work as McCord’s primary backup while Brown is out.
Lincoln Kienholz, a real freshman, also will be in the rotation. Neither player has seen the field for the Buckeyes this season. “Tristan has actually got a great understanding of what we’re attempting to do, and Lincoln’s growing every day, I think he’s got a bright future,”Day stated.” So if requirement be, those guys will be ready to go.” Brown has 197 passing backyards with two touchdowns and an interception, and 35 hurrying lawns on the season.Day is enthusiastic Ohio State will gain back three beginners– running back TreVeyon Henderson, wide receiver Emeka Egbuka and cornerback Denzel Burke– from injuries this week when it checks out Wisconsin on Saturday night.