CLEVELAND, Ohio – A number of prominent Michigan State athletes have been ruled out of Saturday night’s game against Ohio State, which is ranked first.

The starting cornerback Dillon Tatum, starting wide receivers Tre Mosley and Jaron Glover, starting defensive end Chris Bogle, and starting cornerback Chuck Brantley are among the 13 Spartans listed as “out” on the pre-game availability report. Cornerback Semar Melvin, quarterback Noah Kim, defensive tackle Jarrett Jackson, defensive end Bai Jobe, linebacker Darius Snow, running back David Primm, cornerback Marqui Lowery, and defensive tackle Dre Butler are also out for the evening game at Ohio Stadium.


Both Khalil Majeed, the safety, and Brandon Baldwin, the starting left tackle for MSU, are considered “questionable.” Baldwin was not at the team’s last-week victory over Nebraska.


The game will be broadcast on NBC, with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at The Horseshoe.


With the exception of true freshman Chance Rucker, all of the Spartans’ cornerback starters this season are now sidelined, leaving them dangerously thin.


To an offence in need of improvement, MSU is happy to have tight end Maliq Carr back after he missed the previous two games. Sam Leavitt, the team’s true freshman quarterback, is in Columbus, but it’s unclear what his status is because he has one more game left to use his redshirt year.