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Running Back Jordan Hall (No. 7) was injured against Michigan State and it's not known when he'll be back.
The Buckeyes aren't getting much production out of anyone on the offense not named Braxton Miller, and the onus to change that falls on RB Carlos Hyde and senior WR Jake Stoneburner.
Stoneburner has zero catches in his last two games, after scoring three TD's in the first three weeks. Sophomore wide receiver Devin Smith has 351 yards and four scores through the air, and is becoming quite the deep threat for Miller.
But the offense needs an effective Stoneburner to help open up the passing game more consistently, especially with the state of the Buckeyes' rushing attack.
Of course, the running game is just fine with the ball in Miller's hands, but the loss of RB Jordan Hall to a partially torn PCL (reported by ESPN's Brian Bennett) leaves Ohio State a little thin in the backfield. The speedy senior found a nice rhythm in consecutive weeks against Cal and UAB, and scored a touchdown to open the game against the Spartans before the injury forced a premature exit.
Hall playing against Nebraska is doubtful, and no time for a return has been set.
Hyde, a junior out of Naples, FL, hasn't been quite as effective outside of short-yardage situations. But he—and perhaps even freshman Bri'onte Dunn—will need to be effective as long as Hall remains out, so Big Ten defenses have more to worry about than just Miller.
The QB has taken a serious pounding as a result of having such a heavy workload, so continuing to rely on him for all your offense could cost you if Miller goes down.
If that happens, the Buckeyes will basically have no offense.