A Battered Battering Ram

Ohio State may have to play the Rose Bowl without left tackle Thayer Munford. He's started every game this season, but could miss this one due to a knee injury.

"That's a game-time decision," head coach Urban Meyer said at his press conference today. 

Junior Josh Alabi is Munford's backup, and would be making the first start of his collegiate career. He has, however, played in every game this season with over 200 snaps on offense in addition to reps on special teams.

If Munford is indeed out, he won't be the only offensive lineman who will miss the New Year's Day game against Washington. Fifth-year senior Demetrius Knox suffered a Lisfranc (foot sprain) injury on one of the last plays of the 62-39 victory over Michigan. 

Ohio State turned to redshirt freshman right guard Wyatt Davis in the Big Ten title game.

The Buckeyes gave up an average of 1.54 sacks per game this season.

They will face a Washington defense that plays a 3-4 scheme, and has generated few sacks this season. They're ranked in the bottom third nationally in that category. 

However, they also have a stout run defense, allowing only 116.38 rushing yards per game.