Corey 'Philly' Brown could start for Bucks

An Ohio State offense badly in need of reinforcements could welcome wide receiver Corey "Philly" Brown back to the starting lineup Saturday at Nebraska.

Head coach Luke Fickell told reporters Thursday that Brown had been practicing well this week and is in line to possibly start in Lincoln. Brown suffered a high ankle sprain in the Toledo game. He has two catches for 17 yards this season but entered the year as the most experienced available receiver. The Buckeyes' wideout corps is depleted with Verlon Reed out for the year with a torn ACL and DeVier Posey serving at least one more game on suspension.

Fickell also said defensive lineman Nathan Williams (knee) remains out. Solomon Thomas, a defensive lineman who is cleared from his five-game suspension, will travel with the team but may not play as he continues to recover from an offseason broken leg. Freshman defensive lineman Michael Bennett, who was seen on crutches after last week's Michigan State loss, should play this week, Fickell said.