At a news conference earlier this week, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer announced that running back Carlos Hyde and defensive lineman Michael Bennett are sitting out Saturday's game against UAB.
Hyde is recovering from a knee ligament sprain and Bennett has a groin injury. Meyer told reporters that defensive lineman John Simon was limited in practice with a shoulder injury, but is expected to play.
The loss of Hyde was compensated by Jordan Hall last week. He's set to be the starter against UAB. Behind him will be Rod Smith, who has overtaken freshman Bri'onte Dunne as the No. 2 running back.