Ohio State-Maryland | Joey Kaufman's Three Points
Star of the game
Nose tackle DaVon Hamilton picked up some of the slack in the absence of star pass rusher Chase Young, who was suspended amid a school investigation into a possible NCAA violation over a loan from a family friend. Hamilton had two sacks in the first half.
Stat that mattered
6: Ohio State scored a touchdown on each of its first six drives, including two that lasted less than two minutes, an onslaught of points that allowed the Buckeyes to build a 42-0 lead by halftime and put themselves out of reach.
There was no drama on the field, even with Young’s absence, and there was no rust despite a second off-week in a month. The Buckeyes routed another overmatched opponent, making a case to hold onto the top spot in the College Football Playoff rankings.