COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Mike Weber #25 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State won an insane 52-51 shootout over Maryland in overtime today, staying alive in the conference title and College Football Playoff races. Next week’s rivalry game against Michigan will decide the Big Ten East.The Buckeyes could certainly use Mike Weber in that one. The junior running back didn’t play today in what was a curious absence.There was no indication beforehand that Weber was hurt or being punished. But OSU’s second-leading rusher didn’t play a down.After the game, Urban Meyer clarified what happened with Weber. He is dealing with a quad injury.Ohio State running back Mike Weber did not play due to a quad bruise, Urban Meyer said.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) November 17, 2018J.K. Dobbins, who rushed for 203 yards and a touchdown on 37 carries with Weber out of the lineup, said he knew before the game he was going to need to have an increased workload.J.K. Dobbins said he knew Mike Weber wasn’t going to play today against Maryland.He said he liked being able to gain momentum being the sole running back. pic.twitter.com/v8cL61CXAB— Wyatt Crosher (@wcrosher) November 17, 2018Weber’s health will be something to monitor this week leading up to “The Game” next Saturday.Ohio State could really use both he and Dobbins against Michigan’s stout defense.