Injury Reports:
TeamPlayerPOSStatusDate ReportedNotes
Alabama Crimson TideTrey SandersRBOut For Season – UndisclosedMon, Nov 9Sanders is expected to miss the remainder of the 2020 season as he was involved in a car accident.
Alabama Crimson TideLandon DickersonOLOut For Season – KneeSun, Dec 20Dickerson will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.
Alabama Crimson TideLabryan RayDLQues Mon – ElbowTue, Jan 5Ray is bothered by an elbow injury, and it is unknown if it will keep him off the field for the College Football National Championship game versus Ohio State.
Alabama Crimson TideJaylen WaddleWR0Ut Indefinitely – AnkleFri, Nov 20Waddle is in danger of missing the remainder of the 2020 season after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured ankle.
Ohio State BuckeyesKourt WilliamsSOut For Season – KneeFri, Oct 23Williams has been ruled out of the entire 2020 season due to a torn ACL in his knee.
Ohio State BuckeyesCameron BrownCBOut For Season – AchillesMon, Nov 23Brown will miss the remainder of the 2020 season due to a torn Achilles tendon.
Ohio State BuckeyesRoen McculloughLSOut Indefinitely – UndisclosedSat, Dec 5McCullough has been sidelined with an injury to an unlisted location, and it is unknown how long it will continue to impede his status.
Ohio State BuckeyesJacolbe CowanDLOut Indefinitely – UndisclosedSat, Dec 5Cowan has been sidelined due to an unannounced ailment, and has yet to be established when he will return to action.
Ohio State BuckeyesAlec TaylorWROut Indefinitely – UndisclosedSat, Dec 5Taylor has been sitting out due to an unknown ailment, and it is undetermined if when he will return to the fold.
Ohio State BuckeyesJaden MckenzieDTOut Indefinitely – UndisclosedSat, Dec 5McKenzie has been on the sidelines due to an unclear ailment, and it is unknown how long it will keep him off the field.
Ohio State BuckeyesDaniel VanatskyQBOut Indefinitely – UndisclosedSat, Dec 5Vanatsky has been held out of the lineup due to an undefined reason, and it is unclear when he will return to the fold.
Ohio State BuckeyesCade KacherskiLBOut For Season – UndisclosedSat, Dec 19Kacherski will miss the remainder of the 2020 season after undergoing surgery on an unlisted area.
Ohio State BuckeyesPatrick GurdTEOut Indefinitely – UndisclosedSat, Dec 19Gurd has been sidelined due to an unannounced reason, and it is unknown when he will suit up again.
Ohio State BuckeyesJaylen HarrisWROut Indefinitely – UndisclosedSat, Dec 19Harris has been out of commission due to an undefined ailment, and it is unknown when he will be activated.
Ohio State BuckeyesLloyd McfarquharCBQues Mon – UndisclosedTue, Jan 5McFarquhar missed the last game due to an undefined ailment, and it remains to be seen if he will compete in the College Football National Championship game versus Alabama.
Ohio State BuckeyesMaster Teague IIIRBQues Mon – UndisclosedTue, Jan 5Teague is dealing with an unannounced injury, and it is up in the air if it will sideline him for the College Football National Championship game versus Alabama.
Ohio State BuckeyesHaskell GarrettDTQues Mon – KneeTue, Jan 5Garrett is hobbled by a knee injury, and his status for the College Football National Championship game against Alabama is in question.
Ohio State BuckeyesTommy EichenbergLBQues Mon – UndisclosedTue, Jan 5Eichenberg is nursing an unknown ailment, and his availability is up in the air against Alabama in the College Football National Championship game.
Ohio State BuckeyesBen SchmiesingLBQues Mon – UndisclosedTue, Jan 5Schmeising is hobbled by an unannounced injury, and it is undetermined if he will take part in the College Football National Championship game versus Alabama.
Ohio State BuckeyesRyan SmithOLQues Mon – UndisclosedTue, Jan 5Smith was absent from the lineup during the previous game with an injury to an unlisted location, and it is unclear if he will line up against Alabama in the College Football National Championship game.
Ohio State BuckeyesParis Johnson Jr.OLQues Mon – UndisclosedTue, Jan 5Johnson Jr. was held out of the previous game due to an undefined ailment, and it is unclear if he will be good to go for the College Football National Championship game versus Alabama.
Ohio State BuckeyesMookie CooperWRQues Mon – UndisclosedTue, Jan 5Cooper sat out the last game with ailment to an unlisted area, and it is up in the air if he will take the field against Alabama in the College Football National Championship game.
Ohio State BuckeyesJoe RoyerTEQues Mon – UndisclosedTue, Jan 5Royer missed the previous game with an unspecified ailment, and it is unknown if he will partake in the College Football National Championship game versus Alabama.
Ohio State BuckeyesJagger LaroeQBQues Mon – UndisclosedTue, Jan 5LaRoe was absent from the lineup during the last game due to an undetermined injury, and it is unclear if he will play against Alabama in the College Football National Championship game.
Ohio State BuckeyesTyler FridayDEQues Mon – UndisclosedTue, Jan 5Friday was held out of the previous game with an unspecified injury, and it is unclear if he will suit up against Alabama in the College Football National Championship game.
Ohio State BuckeyesAaron CoxDLQues Mon – UndisclosedTue, Jan 5Cox sat out the previous with an undisclosed issue, and it remains unclear if it will keep him out of the lineup for the College Football National Championship game against Alabama.
Ohio State BuckeyesJack Miller IIIQBQues Mon – IllnessTue, Jan 5Miller III tested positive for COVID-19, and it has yet to be established if he will be unavailable for the College Football National Championship game against Alabama.
Ohio State BuckeyesJustin FieldsQBProb Mon – UndisclosedTue, Jan 5Fields is expected to take the field for the College Football National Championship game against Alabama despite an unlisted injury.

List of NCAA Football Injuries for Upcoming Games

Are you going to handicap college football this season? If the answer is yes, you need to get familiar with the injury report. You need to understand how to read it and the impact it can have on your betting.

If you place a wager without looking at the list of injuries for both teams, you might as well flip a coin on your next bet. There’s simply no excuse for not checking with how easy it is to get the information these days.

Where a lot of amateurs fall short is they only focus on the injuries to the best players or the most important positions. More times than not their only concern is the QB and offensive skill positions.

I strongly encourage you to pay attention to all the names listed. A quick search of the web and you will almost always find some article out there that refers to a players injuries. Even the guys who don’t play a big role.

How to Bet & Handicap NCAAF Injuries to Key Players & Positions

Let’s take a look at how the different position can impact the NCAA Football betting odds.

Injuries to a starting quarterback are certainly something that can be overlooked. The thing is, oddsmakers are almost always going to adjust the line if a star signal caller is out.

Before you jump to fade a team minus their starting QB, be sure to take into account the backup and the offensive scheme. Some teams out there have a system that produces results no matter who is under center.

Similar story for offensive skill positions. Though the books aren’t going to adjust the lines on these as much as you might think. There are a couple things I always focus on with these types of players.

How important to the success of the team are they? Could someone else produce similar results? A star RB going down on a team that is built on the ground attack could be devastating. Unless that rushing attack is more a product of the o-line.

You also need to look at their opponent and if the injury will impact this game. Losing an elite RB against a team that can’t stop the run isn’t going to impact that outcome much, if at all.

For the most part, the public is pretty in tune with how injuries will impact a team when it’s a QB or skill player. Where they struggle is understanding the impact of the other guys.

For me, there’s no bigger concern with an injury than on the offensive or defensive line. Whatever team wins in the trenches, is often the team that wins the game. Don’t overlook a player being out on either side of the ball. Take a minute and do some research to see how it’s going to impact that team. A big part of strong play on the offensive line is chemistry. Even if a team has a quality backup, it doesn’t mean they will perform at the same level.

The last big thing to take into account the overall number of injuries a team has suffered. Look at how many offensive or defensive players they have lost. Also, be sure to look at if one specific position has been hit hard.

I’m confident that if you start putting more emphasis on who is playing each week, you will start winning more of your bets. Don’t have the time to do all the work required? No problem. Check out our premium NCAAF picks from our expert handicappers. Not ready to pay for advice, head on over to our free college football picks section.