Ohio State’s Chase Young out vs. Maryland over possible NCAA violation

Ruben Hill
November 8, 2019

Ohio State star Chase Young will not play Saturday against Maryland as the athletics department investigates a possible NCAA violation, the school said in a statement.

Ohio State defensive end Chase Young will not play on Saturday against Maryland due to a possible NCAA issue from 2018 that the OSU athletic department is looking at, ESPN reports. Beyond that, Young could miss more time if he isn't cleared by the NCAA. The school did not elaborate on what Young may have done or say for how long he might be out.

Young leads the FBS with 13½ sacks and is tied for second with 15½ tackles for loss. The junior was a preseason AP All-American and is projected to be one of the first players taken in next year's National Football League draft.

The Buckeyes were ranked No. 1 on Tuesday night in the initial College Football Playoff rankings. OSU plays No. 4 Penn State at home on November 23 before traveling to Ann Arbor to play No. 14 MI in the regular-season finale on November 30.

The Buckeyes are 42-point favorites against Maryland and will be favored by even more against Rutgers, even without Young.

After playing Maryland at home this week, Ohio State travels to Rutgers before finishing with perhaps the two toughest games on its schedule: home against Penn State - No. 4 in the initial CFP rankings - and at MI.

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