The Ohio State Buckeyes were without Heisman candidate and college football’s best player, Chase Young. That didn’t slow them down one bit. A 73-14 rout of the Maryland Terrapins did all but enough to prove that the Buckeyes deserve to stay at the top of the polls. By halftime, Ohio State was up 42-0, so they put in their backups. The backups outscored Maryland’s starters 31-14 in the 2nd half. This team won’t stop until they reach the national championship.
The defense limited Maryland to 139 yards of total offense, with most of the yards coming in the 2nd half. The offense had a whopping 705 total yards. They had 322 rushing yards and 383 passing yards. Justin Fields threw for 200 yards and completed 16 of his 25 passes. Chris Chugunov and Gunnar Hoak threw a combined 122 yards with ten completions on 13 attempted passes.
Ohio State’s rushing attack was led by Master Teague’s 111 yards. J.K. Dobbins had 90 yards and two touchdowns. Marcus Crowley had 84 yards, and Demario McCall had 78 rushing yards. Garrett Wilson led Ohio State with 82 receiving yards. He, K.J. Hill, Chris Olave, and Binjimim Victor each had a touchdown reception.
Ohio State also takes control of the Big 10 East as Penn State was handed its first loss against Minnesota. Next week the Buckeyes will play at Rutgers before hosting Penn State and finishing up at Michigan.