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Master Teague could play in College Football Playoff title game

The backup running back of the Buckeyes was hurt in the Big Ten Championship Game, but could return this evening.

Ohio State Buckeyes running back Master Teague III runs to the outside during the Big 10 Championship game between the Northwestern Wildcats and Ohio State Buckeyes on December 19, 2020, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Update 7:05 p.m. It looks like Master Teague is ready to go for the Buckeyes in tonight’s game.

Master Teague only had two carries for 23 yards in the Ohio State Buckeyes 22-10 win over Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship Game. But in the first half he sustained an injury that kept him out of the rest of the game, as well as the Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers.

But it appears Teague might be set to return Monday night in Miami Gardens to play in the College Football Playoff National Championship against the Alabama Crimson Tide. It appears Teague has been practicing with his team in Miami this week, and could be a go for the title game.

For the part of the Ohio State Buckeyes, they officially have him listed as “questionable” with a “undisclosed” injury ahead of tonight’s game.

Teague has 449 yards this season via 89 carries with six touchdowns in just five full games, and over 1300 yards in his OSU career. He’s a big weapon behind starting running back Trey Sermon, and his loss would hurt depth as the Buckeyes play for the national title.