There are also health concerns on the defensive side of the football for the Buckeyes. The Buckeyes will already be without middle linebacker Baron Browning, and it’s also possible that Teradja Mitchell misses his third-straight game.Wide receiver C.J. Saunders is also a game-time decision for this Big Ten showdown.It’s going to be interesting to see how Ohio State responds on Friday without several key players.Ohio State’s depth at tackle and linebacker will be tested vs. Northwestern with Baron Browning and Joshua Alabi out and Teradja Mitchell and Thayer Munford game-time decisions. https://t.co/iKOyfmwx2z— Eleven Warriors (@11W) October 17, 2019The biggest concern for the Buckeyes is their depth in the trenches. If the offensive line isn’t at full strength, it could put more pressure on Justin Fields to make plays with his legs.Kickoff for this game is at 8:30 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network.Ohio State fans – do you think the Buckeyes will remain undefeated through Week 8? BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – SEPTEMBER 14: Justin Fields #1 and Chris Olave #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate a touchdown in the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)Injuries could play a factor this Friday when Ohio State faces Northwestern. Ryan Day’s squad won’t have much depth at offensive tackle or linebacker for this matchup.Ohio State is coming off its bye week, but even the extra time away from the field wasn’t enough for a few players to recover from lingering injuries.Although the Buckeyes are heavy favorites against the Wildcats this week, the amount of players on the injury report is a little alarming.Starting left tackle Thayer Munford is a game-time decision, meanwhile backup offensive tackle Joshua Alabi is already listed as out.