Urban Meyer has good news regarding OSU’s Mike Weber for Maryland

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 5: Mike Weber #25 of the Ohio State Buckeyes powers his way to a 24-yard run to set up a touchdown in the third quarter against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Ohio Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Nebraska 62-3. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 5: Mike Weber #25 of the Ohio State Buckeyes powers his way to a 24-yard run to set up a touchdown in the third quarter against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Ohio Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Nebraska 62-3. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

During his weekly press luncheon Monday, Urban Meyer answered one of the few lingering questions from his Ohio State team’s 62-3 blowout of Nebraska.

How is Mike Weber, who left the game Saturday night after going down hard on his left shoulder?

The Buckeyes’ starting running back could be limited during practice by a sprained AC joint, but Meyer expects him to be ready to go when No. 6 Ohio State plays at Maryland in five days.

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A redshirt freshman from Detroit, Weber is 158 rushing yards away from the 1,000-yard club. Only Robert Smith and Maurice Clarett have accomplished that feat as freshmen at Ohio State.

True freshman Demario McCall ended up leading Ohio State in rushing with 73 yards against the Cornhuskers.

While Meyer praised the potential he has seen in the North Ridgeville, Ohio, native, he also said concerns about his ball security could limit how much his role might expand in the last three games of the regular season and beyond.

START TIME SET: Ohio State’s game at Michigan State on Nov. 19 will kick off at noon from East Lansing.

SAMUEL HONORED: Junior slot receiver/running back Curtis Samuel was named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week after he ran for 41 yards and caught eight passes for 137 more against the Cornhuskers. He shared the award with Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight.

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