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Associated Press Published: October 4, 2012
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INJURY UPDATE: Ohio State coach Urban Meyer confirmed that RB Jordan Hall (partially torn knee ligament) is out for Saturday's 8 p.m. start against Nebraska. He termed CB C.J. Barnett as a "maybe," adding that he was still limping around practice on Wednesday. QB Braxton Miller was bruised and beaten up at Michigan State and took a couple of days to get back to something approaching healthy for a major-college quarterback who gets hit 20 or 30 times a game.

Two other Buckeyes have been cleared to play. DL Nathan Williams (microfracture knee surgery) has seen limited action all season, but has had a full week of practice and is ready to go.

Also, DL Michael Bennett (groin) still isn't full speed but is available to play.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED: The Nebraska game is a sell-out. Apparently some people are still making and selling fake tickets.

The Ohio State athletic department is reminding fans to only purchase tickets from authorized sources because of the risk of counterfeit, stolen or voided tickets.

NOT AN EYE-GOUGE: The Big Ten has determined that a Michigan State player did not violate the conference's conduct policy after Ohio State sent in film that appeared to show him trying to gouge the eyes of a Buckeye player.

In a statement, Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis said, "After a thorough review, the Big Ten has determined that MSU offensive lineman Jack Allen didn't violate the conference's sportsmanlike conduct policy."

A video Ohio State sent to the Big Ten appeared to show Allen trying to get his gloved hand inside the facemask of Ohio State defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins. At the same time, Hankins was trying to get his hands inside Allen's facemask.

Hollis concluded that Allen's actions "weren't a football play" but also it was not an eye-gouging incident.

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