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  11/18/19 - Justin FieldsSo/2022, Ohio State, 6-2, 223 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  With its 56-21 win at Rutgers, second-ranked Ohio State became the second team in 100 years to win its first 10 games by 24 or more points. The other team with that distinction was Nebraska in 1971. The Cornhuskers' streak ended in the 11th game, the 35-31 Game of the Century win at Oklahoma. Ohio State plays what figures to be its toughest game to date this week at home against No. 9 Penn State. - AP College Football

(DS#2 QB) So/2022 QB Justin FieldsOhio State
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  11/16/19 - Justin FieldsSo/2022, Ohio State, 6-2, 223 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Justin Fields threw for a career-high 305 yards and matched his best with four touchdown passes to lead No. 2 Ohio State to a workmanlike 56-21 win over Rutgers on Saturday. Favored by a whopping 51 points, the Buckeyes (10-0, 7-0 Big Ten) rolled to their 16th straight win over the past two seasons. J.K. Dobbins ran for two touchdowns and cornerback Shaun Wade set up two early TDs with an interception and a forced fumble. Isaih Pacheco scored on a 26-yard run, Johnny Langan threw a 45-yard scoring pass to Bo Melton and ran a yard for another touchdown with 1:09 left for Rutgers (2-8, 0-7). The loss was the 19th straight conference game for Rutgers, which fired coach Chris Ash in late September.

Playing just over a half, Fields finished 15 of 19 in topping his previous best of 234 yards against Florida Atlantic in the season opener. His touchdown passes covered 11 and 24 yards to Binjimen Victor, 35 yards to K.J. Hill and 14 yards to Luke Farrell on the opening series of the second half. The Georgia transfer has thrown 31 touchdowns and one interception in his first season as the Buckeyes' starter. Rutgers took the opening kickoff and turned the ball over twice in his first four plays from scrimmage, helping stake Ohio State to a 14-0 lead. Wade intercepted Langan (12 of 26 for 121) on the second play from scrimmage, giving the Buckeyes the ball at their 40. Four plays later, Dobbins scored on an 18-yard run. - Ohio State/AP College Football


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  11/13/19 - Chase YoungJr/2021, Ohio State, 6-5, 265 (DS#1 DE) + More +

  Ohio State star defensive end Chase Young will be held out of one more game as punishment for breaking NCAA rules by accepting a personal loan. The penalty was announced by Ohio State in a statement Wednesday. The school had sought immediate reinstatement from the NCAA. The situation worked out as well as it could have for the second-ranked Buckeyes. Young, a preseason All-American and the nation's leader in sacks, was held of the 73-14 rout of Maryland last week and will miss Saturday's game against 50-point underdog Rutgers. He'll return for showdowns with No. 9 Penn State and No. 14 Michigan to end the regular season.

Ohio State announced the day before its game with Maryland that Young would be held out amid concerns he violated NCAA rules by taking a loan last year from someone he describes as a "family friend" for living expenses. Young explained his "mistake" in a tweet and said the loan had been paid back. "This is the example of the culture of compliance we have at Ohio State," athletic director Gene Smith said Wednesday. "I also want to commend Chase Young and let him know how proud we are of him," Smith said. "He took responsibility for his actions, cooperated throughout the process and understood and accepted that there would be consequences." - AP College Football


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  11/12/19 - Chase YoungJr/2021, Ohio State, 6-5, 265 (DS#1 DE) + More +

  Ohio State is hoping to find an answer as quickly as possible on standout defensive end Chase Young, who is being held out of games while the NCAA looks into his admission he accepted a loan prior to last season's Rose Bowl, according to CBS Sports college football insider Dennis Dodd. - CBS Sports

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  11/09/19 - Justin FieldsSo/2022, Ohio State, 6-2, 223 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Ohio State got its first taste of adversity this week when star defensive end Chase Young was suspended for the Maryland game for a possible NCAA infraction involving a personal loan. On Saturday the No. 3 Buckeyes set that to one side and took out their frustrations on beleaguered Maryland, a program heading in the wrong direction. Justin Fields threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in the first half Saturday as Ohio State rolled to a 73-14 win behind 705 yards of offense and 40 first downs. A team that gave the Buckeyes (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten, CFP No. 1) headaches last season was no trouble this time, even without the fierce pass-rushing of Young. The preseason All-American was suspended Friday while Ohio State investigates a possible NCAA violation involving a loan.

"We went through a little adversity this week," coach Ryan Day said. "Adversity reveals character, and our character was at the forefront of this game. I felt we came out and showed we're made of something special here." J.K. Dobbins rushed for 90 yards and two touchdowns as the Buckeyes built a 42-0 halftime lead and the backups added to it in the second half. Fields tossed touchdown passes to Binjimen Victor , K.J. Hill and Chris Olave before taking a seat. His backup, Chris Chugunov, threw another one in the third quarter. The Buckeyes defense, without Young, held the Terrapins to a single yard of offense in the first quarter and 139 yards for the game. - Ohio State/AP College Football


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  11/08/19 - Chase YoungJr/2021, Ohio State, 6-5, 265 (DS#1 DE) + More +

  No. 3 Ohio State announced Friday it will not play star defensive end Chase Young against Maryland this weekend amid concerns he violated NCAA rules by taking a loan last year from someone he describes as a "family friend." The surprising move was disclosed in the team's status report and depth chart for Saturday's game. Ohio State said only that Young was being held out because of a "possible NCAA issue from last year" the athletic department is "looking into." The school did not elaborate or say how long he might be out. Young, however, took to Twitter a short time later.

"I made a mistake last year by accepting a loan from a family friend I've known since the summer before my freshman year at OSU," he wrote on his verified Twitter account Friday morning. "I repaid it in full last summer and I'm working with the University and NCAA to get back on the field as soon as possible." Tim Nevius, an attorney and former NCAA investigator, confirmed he is working with Young. He tweeted that Young "took a small loan from a close family friend last year to cover basic life expenses. Loan was repaid months ago and we're working to restore his eligibility." The suspension has been the first hint of off-field trouble or any significant adversity for the Buckeyes, who are ranked No. 1 in the current playoff rankings with legitimate hopes for a national championship in coach Ryan Day's first season in charge. - AP College Football


(DS#1 DE) Jr/2021 DE Chase YoungOhio State
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  11/08/19 - Chase YoungJr/2021, Ohio State, 6-5, 265 (DS#1 DE) + More +

  Ohio State star defensive end Chase Young won't play Saturday against Maryland because of a possible NCAA "issue" in 2018. The surprising news was announced by the school with team's status report and depth chart for the coming game. The statement says Young is being held out because of a "possible NCAA issue from last year" the athletic department is "looking into." The school did not elaborate on what Young may have done or say for how long he might be out. Young leads the nation in sacks with 13.5 after a dominant performance two weeks ago against Wisconsin that thrust him into the Heisman Trophy race. The junior was a preseason AP All-American and is projected to be one of the first players taken in next year's NFL draft.

The third-ranked Buckeyes were No. 1 in this week's initial College Football Playoff rankings. They were off last week and face Rutgers next week before finishing the season against No. 5 Penn State and No. 14 Michigan. The Buckeyes are 42-point favorites against Maryland and will be favored by even more against Rutgers, even without Young. Their final two games, however, will have Big Ten and national championship implications. Young is a former five-star recruit from Maryland. He has been one of the best players in the country, regardless of position, this season, anchoring an Ohio State defense that leads the nation in yards per play (3.59). - AP College Football


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  11/05/19 - Chase YoungJr/2021, Ohio State, 6-5, 265 (DS#1 DE) + More +

  Two from the Big Ten. Two from the Southeastern Conference. And the undefeated defending national champions on the outside looking in - for now. Ohio State, LSU, Alabama and Penn State were the top four teams Tuesday night in the College Football Playoff selection committee's first rankings of the season. Next up was Clemson, winner of two of the last three playoffs, followed by Georgia and Oregon. The 13-member committee will produce four more weekly top 25s before the only ones that really count come out on selection Sunday, Dec. 8.

The semifinals will be held this season at the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, and the Peach Bowl in Atlanta on Dec. 28. The national championship game is Jan. 13 in New Orleans. The top four in the selection committee's initial rankings have never all reached the semifinals in the playoff's five-year history. Eleven of the 20 teams that started in the top four of the CFP rankings have reached the playoff, but, oddly, never the team ranked third. Utah was eighth and Oklahoma, the highest-ranked team from the Big 12, was ninth. Florida gave the SEC four of the top 10 teams. Another SEC team, Auburn, was 11th, followed by Baylor, one of the country's surprising unbeaten teams. - AP College Football


(DS#1 DE) Jr/2021 DE Chase YoungOhio State
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  10/30/19 - J.K. DobbinsJr/2021, Ohio State, 5-09, 217 (DS#2 RB) + More +

  Ohio State's J.K. Dobbins is backing up his preseason declaration that he's the best college running back in the nation. Dobbin's 163 yards against then-No. 13 Wisconsin and its top-ranked defense last week put him over 1,000 yards. He's the first Ohio State back to hit the 1,000-yard mark in each of his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons. That's the territory of Archie Griffin, college football's only two-time Heisman Trophy winner. The Ohio State star ran for over 1,000 yards in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. Dobbins leads a balanced offense that many believe is the most complete Ohio State team in years. The No. 3 Buckeyes swept away Wisconsin 38-7 on what is looking like an inevitable march to the College Football Playoff.

Dobbins' numbers could be gaudier. He sat in the latter parts of blowouts - and all eight Ohio State wins ended up blowouts. Second-stringer Master Teague has gotten so much late playing time that he's already piled up 588 yards on 86 carries. In practices before last week's game, Dobbins' teammates ribbed him about the Heisman hype that was following Wisconsin back Jonathan Taylor to Columbus. The Badgers star was widely considered the nation's best back. Dobbins responded with 163 yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for 58 yards -- a total of 221 all-purpose yards -- earning him Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors. "I know that was fueling him a lot," Ohio State guard Wyatt Davis said. "I still didn't understand why J.K. didn't have as much hype as he did. We were all just saying this is your time to prove it." - AP College Football


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  10/28/19 - Chase YoungJr/2021, Ohio State, 6-5, 265 (DS#1 DE) + More +

  OCT 28/WEEK 9 BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Chase Young, Ohio State, Jr., DE, Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha Catholic...Tied school records with 4.0 sacks and 5.0 tackles for loss in the Buckeyes' win against Wisconsin...Improves his nation-leading quarterback sack total to 13.5, becoming the second Buckeye ever to record at least 10 sacks in two seasons and the first since Mike Vrabel in 1994 and 1995...Forced two fumbles and set a personal best with six solo tackles...Receives his second career Defensive Player of the Week honor and first of the season...Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Chase Young (Oct. 1, 2018). - Big Ten Football

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  10/28/19 - J.K. DobbinsJr/2021, Ohio State, 5-09, 217 (DS#2 RB) + More +

  OCT 28/WEEK 9 BIG TEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State, Jr., RB, La Grange, Texas/LaGrange,...Totaled 221 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in Ohio State's victory against Wisconsin...Rushed for 163 yards, averaged 8.1 yards per carry and scored twice to become the first Buckeye to top 1,000 yards rushing as a freshman, sophomore and junior...Added three catches for 58 yards in the contest, an average of 19.3 yards per reception...Claims his second career Offensive Player of the Week award and second of the season...Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: J.K. Dobbins (Sept. 16, 2019). - Big Ten Football

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  10/27/19 - Chase YoungJr/2021, Ohio State, 6-5, 265 (DS#1 DE) + More +

  OCT 27 WALTER CAMP FBS NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: CHASE YOUNG, OHIO STATE, Junior, Defensive End, Hyattsville, MD/DeMatha Catholic HS...Chase Young had six tackles and set a school record with four quarterback sacks as third-ranked Ohio State (8-0) defeated 13th-ranked Wisconsin, 38-7. Young tied a school record with five tackles for loss and he also forced two fumbles. Notes: Chase Young is the 11th Ohio State player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since defensive back Marshon Lattimore (Sept. 11, 2016). - The Walter Camp Football Foundation

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  10/26/19 - Chase YoungJr/2021, Ohio State, 6-5, 265 (DS#1 DE) + More +

  J.K. Dobbins rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns, Chase Young was nearly unblockable with four sacks and No. 3 Ohio State routed No. 13 Wisconsin 38-7 on Saturday. Dobbins slashed Wisconsin's top-ranked defense for long gains in the second half, including scoring runs of 9 and 14 yards in a game played from beginning to end in the driving rain. He outperformed Badgers Heisman Trophy candidate Jonathan Taylor, who could muster only 52 yards rushing against the Buckeyes (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten) after averaging almost 137 per game coming in. Young looked like the Heisman contender on his day, tying a school record for sacks in a game, including two strip sacks that led to fumbles recovered each time by linebacker Pete Werner.

Justin Fields was harassed and sacked five times but - as he has been all season - was masterful at extending plays at critical times for the Buckeyes. He finished 12 for 22 for 167 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for a score. Chris Olave caught two touchdowns passes and had seven catches for 93 yards. Wisconsin (6-2, 3-2) scored on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Coan to A.J. Taylor early in the second half after the Badgers blocked an Ohio State punt and started with a short field. That made it 10-7, but Ohio State immediately answered with a touchdown drive and was never threatened again. Ohio State has outscored opponents 386-63 and hasn't played a close game yet. - AP College Football


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  10/20/19 - Justin FieldsSo/2022, Ohio State, 6-2, 223 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Ohio State edged past Clemson to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll and Wisconsin dropped to 13th after being upset ahead of its showdown with the Buckeyes. Alabama remained No. 1 on Sunday in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, receiving 24 first-place votes. No. 2 LSU held its place and received 16 first-place votes. The Buckeyes had 13 first-place votes and No. 4 Clemson, the preseason No. 1 team and defending national champion, received nine. The Buckeyes and Tigers both were coming off conference blowouts on the road. Ohio State beat Northwestern 52-3 Friday night. Clemson defeated Louisville 45-10.

The point margin between the No. 1 and No. 4 in this week's Top 25 is 78, the smallest it has been this season. Alabama received 1,486 points while LSU had 1,462, Ohio State had 1,429 and Clemson had 1,408. Oklahoma remained No. 5, but Penn State moved up to sixth after Wisconsin's first loss of the season. The Badgers were beaten Saturday by 30-point underdog Illinois in the season's most significant upset so far. Florida, Notre Dame, Auburn and Georgia round out the top 10, giving the Southeastern Conference five of the top 10 teams. - AP College Football


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  10/18/19 - Justin FieldsSo/2022, Ohio State, 6-2, 223 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Eyeing a playoff spot and a shot at the national championship, No. 4 Ohio State sure is locked in at the moment. Justin Fields threw for four touchdowns, J.K. Dobbins rushed for 121 yards and the Buckeyes pounded Northwestern 52-3 on Friday night. Ohio State (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) did exactly as expected and blew the game open early, jumping to a 31-3 halftime lead. “I just feel like it's business,” defensive end Chase Young said. “That's the mentality I have, just because I know we can't have any fluke losses. It's gonna mess with what we want to do.”

Fields completed 18 of 23 passes for 194 yards. The sophomore transfer from Georgia matched his career high for TDs through the air. He now has 22 passing and 30 overall on the season. The nation's second-leading rusher, Dobbins scored from the 5 in the second quarter after breaking off a 67-yard run. He also caught a 19-yard touchdown pass in the first half. The junior now has 947 yards rushing after finishing with more than 1,000 in each of his first two seasons. Chris Olave caught two TDs. Blake Haubeil kicked a 55-yard field goal that tied the second-longest in the history of the storied program. The Buckeyes racked up 480 yards while holding the Northwestern to 199 and remained unbeaten heading into their showdown at home with No. 6 Wisconsin next week. - Ohio State/AP College Football


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