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Tressel Looking To Alternatives For Relief

Thomas will be in higher demand Saturday

The starting lineup should be the same it was the last couple of weeks, but some different faces - such as freshman Lamaar Thomas - will be called upon to provide depth at some key offensive positions Saturday when No. 12 Ohio State plays host to Purdue at Ohio Stadium.

Backup running back Daniel "Boom" Herron will not play, nor will receiver Dane Sanzenbacher after both players suffered concussions last Saturday night in Ohio State's 20-17 win at Wisconsin. Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel announced that Tuesday, but Thursday he added the name of Ray Small – who shares the No. 3 receiver role with Sanzenbacher – to the list of possible bystanders this...

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