Burrell Likely to Replace Injured Bowen on O-Line

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Right guard Branden Bowen broke his fibula and tibia in his left leg Saturday and is out for the season. In his place, redshirt sophomore Matt Burrell filled in. Meyer indicated to the Columbus Dispatch that Burrell played well enough to retain that spot moving forward, “Next man up, right now looks like Matt Burrell…and we’ll see if there’s any competition at that spot. That’s alarming, but Matt played OK. So we’ll see what happens there.” Burrell was the favorite to win the right guard spot entering camp before he was beaten out by Bowen. The injury marks the end of a remarkable stretch for Meyer, the first time in his seven years at Ohio State that he’s lost a starting offensive lineman to injury. Bill Rabinowitz with more.

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