Even though it's not one of the more interesting stretches on Ohio State's schedule, there was still plenty to talk about on Real Pod Wednesdays this week.
Ohio State obliterated Maryland, 73-14, on Saturday, and should get another blowout win this week at Rutgers, as the Buckeyes are favored to win by more than 50 points. We didn't spend too much time breaking down what should be a lopsided matchup with the Scarlet Knights, but we did talk about what impressed us in the Buckeyes' latest display of dominance, including the play of five-star freshmen Zach Harrison and Garrett Wilson and backup quarterback Chris Chugunov.
Despite the 59-point win over the Terrapins, Ohio State fell to No. 2 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings revealed Tuesday, so we discuss that and why the Buckeyes are still in a good spot and could still have a path to the No. 1 seed, even though they currently sit behind LSU.
This week's episode was recorded just before Wednesday's news broke that Chase Young will be suspended for one more game and then return for the Penn State game, which unfortunately means some of our discussion on that topic will sound outdated, but we'll be sure to talk more about the impact of Young's return next week as part of our preview for the Buckeyes' showdown with the Nittany Lions.
We also spent a few minutes on this week's show talking about the start of the Ohio State basketball season, following the Buckeyes' 64-56 win over Cincinnati and 76-56 win over UMass Lowell and ahead of their 7 p.m. game Wednesday night against Villanova at the Schottenstein Center.
Finally, we answered your questions as always, including whether Ohio State would beat Rutgers without any of its starters and whether Master Teague will rush for 1,000 yards.