Rutgers football might be the most uncompetitive team in Big Ten history. But in the big picture, things are actually far worse than you even might imagine.
The Ohio State Rutgers point spread is already historic. And the Buckeyes have a chance to do a whole lot of things you’ve never seen them do before.
There is a legitimate chance that an Alabama team could be able to miss out on the Playoff because there is a consensus that their SEC West schedule was simply too weak.
The Ohio State defense, which got gashed for 51 points and 535 yards at Maryland in 2018, didn’t merely turn things around on Saturday. The Buckeyes shut the Terrapins down, shut them out for well over half the game, dominated and humiliated them.
There was a lot to talk about after the Buckeyes’ 73-14 win over Maryland, including Chase Young’s absence, and the defense rebounding from a dreadful performance against the Terrapins a year earlier.
Ohio State will be missing both of its starting defensive ends for this week’s game against Maryland. Senior Jonathon Cooper is out due to injury, and junior Chase Young will miss the game as Ohio State investigates possible NCAA rules violations.
Technically, Chase Young hasn’t been suspended yet. But if he is forced to miss more than a game or two, it could have a major impact on this year’s Buckeye team.
Ohio State just announced that star junior defensive end Chase Young will miss the Maryland game due to an investigation into possible NCAA rule violations.
“They want a fight, man? We gonna see who ’bout it.” This week’s Ohio State vs. Maryland game trailer rates a solid 8.5 out of 10 for “first lines in a hype video.”
Maryland scored 51 points, put up 535 yards of total offense, and very nearly crushed the Buckeyes’ Big Ten title hopes in the penultimate week of the 2018 regular season.