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Joey Kaufman
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Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Garrett Wilson (5) is lifted up by Ohio State Buckeyes offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere (78) after scoring a touchdown during the second half of Saturday's NCAA football game against the Maryland Terrapins at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on November 9, 2019. The Buckeyes won the game 73-14. [Barbara J. Perenic/Dispatch]

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.

Big picture

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.

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