Buckeyes' Wells will play vs. Trojans

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COLUMBUS, Ohio --- Ohio State will have its Beanie back for Southern California.

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Buckeyes tailback Chris "Beanie" Wells has been given the OK to play in the showdown at No. 1 Southern Cal on Saturday night.

Wells, who rushed for 1,609 yards and 15 touchdowns a year ago, went down with a foot injury in the second half of the fifth-ranked Buckeyes' opener against Youngstown State and did not suit up when Ohio State struggled to beat Ohio 26-14 last week.

But coach Jim Tressel said Tuesday that Wells would definitely play against Southern Cal.

"You know, Beanie ran well (Monday)," Tressel said. "In fact, he ran better than I thought he might."

GEORGIA TECH: Will face Mississippi State on September 20 in a nationally televised game. It will be broadcast by ABC at 3:30 p.m. or by Raycom at noon. The decision will be made Monday.

SEC: All league games on CBS this season will also be available to watch online for free. Seventeen games, including the conference championship, will be shown on CBSSports.com.

LSU: Athletic director Joe Alleva will announce today where the Tigers' football game against North Texas will be played Saturday.

LSU officials have been monitoring the status of Hurricane Ike. The Georgia Dome in Atlanta is a possible backup.

MINNESOTA: Running back Duane Bennett , the Gophers' leading rusher and second-leading receiver, will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury.

CINCINNATI: An Ohio judge has ruled that former quarterback Ben Mauk can't play another season with the Bearcats.

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