Ohio State didn’t have its best defensive player on Saturday. It didn’t matter one bit.
Even without Chase Young, Ohio State cruised to a blowout victory over Maryland at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, 73-14, to improve to 9-0 and demonstrate once again why the Buckeyes are currently No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings.
The Buckeyes were dominant right from the beginning of the game, scoring touchdowns on all six of their first-half possessions. Justin Fields capped off a six-play, 47-yard opening drive with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Binjimen Victor. The Buckeyes drove 71 yards in 11 plays on their second possession, capped by a 4-yard Fields touchdown run.