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Ohio State Treating Rutgers Like a Bye Week and Not Appealing Chase Young Decision is Hilarious

EVANSTON, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 18: Chase Young #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks to rush the quarterback against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 18, 2019 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
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The NCAA ultimately did right by reducing Chase Young's suspension to two games, even though Ohio State forced their hand with an appeal.

Their initial settlement was exceptionally harsh, and if the Buckeyes wanted to, they probably could have continued to fight it and have Young available for this weekend's matchup against lowly Rutgers.

Instead, they opted to accept the two-game ban, which is utterly hilarious because they are giving their stud linebacker another week to rest up before their Big Ten showdown against Penn State in Week 12.

Treating the Scarlet Knights, currently the bottom-feeders of the Big Ten East with a 2-7 overall (0-6 conference) record, like a bye week is disrespect of the highest regard and further confirms that their move to the conference from the Big East back in 2012 was laughably premature.

Make no mistake about it, folks, even without Young, Ohio State -- who currently sit atop the College Football Playoff rankings -- will likely break records for the points spread that they're predicted to defeat Rutgers by.

No offense to Rutgers, but why would the Buckeyes risk injury to their best defensive player in a game that is destined to end in a landslide? They don't need Young this weekend. Save him for Penn State, you know, a game they actually might need his playmaking abilities.