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Ohio State Will Also Be Without 2 Coaches Against Northwestern

Ohio State football coach Ryan Day.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 28: Head coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes waits with his team to take the field before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Ohio State and Northwestern are less than an hour away from kickoff in the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday afternoon.

The Buckeyes and the Wildcats are set to kick off at noon E.T. The game will be televised on FOX.

Ohio State will be somewhat short-handed on Saturday. The Buckeyes will be without 22 players against the Wildcats:

WR CHRIS OLAVE, LB BARON BROWNING, P DRUE CHRISMAN, DE TYLER FRIDAY, DE JAVONTAE JEAN-BAPTISTE, WR JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA, RB STEELE CHAMBERS, S BRYSON SHAW, QB GUNNAR HOAK, WR JAYLEN HARRIS, LB TOMMY EICHENBERG, DL JACOLBE COWAN, S KOURT WILLIAMS, CB CAMERON BROWN, TE COREY RAU, LB BEN SCHMIESING, DT ZAID HAMDAN, WR CHRIS BOOKER, OL RYAN SMITH, LB CADE KACHERSKI, QB JAGGER LAROE, DB ALEX TAYLOR.

Ohio State will also be missing two coaches. The Buckeyes will be without assistant coaches Brian Hartline and Al Washington on Saturday. Hartline coaches the wide receivers, while Washington coaches the linebackers.

Ohio State will still be favored by nearly three touchdowns, but these are still tough losses for the Buckeyes.

The Big Ten Championship Game is set to kick off at 12 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on FOX.