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LOOK: Chase Young reacts to Ohio State's win over Clemson - 247Sports
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney caused quite the stir before last night’s Sugar Bowl vs. Ohio State. Swinney was critical of Ohio State, saying that he didn’t think they deserved to be in the College Football Playoff and even ranked the Buckeyes No. 11 in the latest coaches poll. Ohio State made Swinney eat his words, winning the game by a score of 49-28. Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields came through with the performance of his career, completing 22 of 28 passes for 385 yards with six touchdowns and one interception. After the game, Washington Football Team rookie defensive end Chase Young took to Twitter to react to his former team’s blowout over Clemson. Young’s reaction targeted Swinney’s ranking of the Buckeyes. #11... — CY2 (@youngchase907) January 2, 2021 After the game, Swinney was asked whether he regrets ranking Ohio State No. 11. "No, I don't regret any of that. The polls have nothing to do with motivating,” Swinney said. “Both teams were highly motivated to play. They're a great team, like I said." Swinney explained three weeks ago why he believed Ohio State shouldn't be in the playoff. "Obviously, that's a tough question to answer in my position because we feel like we're definitely one of the best four teams in the country and there's nothing that's going to happen in that game next week for Clemson or Notre Dame that's going to change that in my opinion and that's based on data," Swinney said Dec. 10 on The Rich Eisen Show. "It's almost like you've got to have 120 hours to get a business degree and yet these people over here only need 60 hours to get a business degree. "I think any time you step in between the lines, the game of football, there's a lot that can happen — a lot. I mean, heck — in 2017, we lost to a three-win or four-win Syracuse team and still went to the Playoffs. So anything can happen. Guys can get hurt. There's a lot. So I think the fact that we're going to have 11 games as well as the SEC teams — I mean, you look at Florida and Texas A&M and Alabama. I mean, these teams are going to have 11 games this year. "It's incredible and I think the Big Ten had the same opportunity and they chose not to play, and I think the only reason they ended up playing is because of the leadership of the SEC and the ACC and the Big 12, and have demonstrated that we can do it and do it in a safe way. So it's been an unbelievably challenging season, that's for sure, but I think that the committee's going to have some tough, tough, tough questions to answer and things like that, regardless of what they do. "Obviously, as coaches, we don't control any of that stuff. So I do think that our team has played incredibly well. We had a double-overtime loss at the No. 2 team in the country now in Notre Dame, who's a great team and an unbelievable game. Again, no matter what happens for Notre Dame or Clemson, nothing changes in my mind, as far as both of these teams being in the top four."
Kirk Herbstreit explains Notre Dame QB Ian Book's success - 247Sports
Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book isn’t having quite the statistical campaign he had in 2019 now that Chase Claypool, Cole Kmet and others have departed for the NFL, but he’s perfect in the one stat that matters most: winning. The Fighting Irish have likely locked up a bid to the College Football Playoff regardless of the outcome of Saturday’s ACC championship against Clemson, as they’re undefeated with a strong portfolio of quality wins. Book has completed 63.3% of his passes for 2,381 yards and 15 touchdowns against just two interceptions in 10 games. That’s compared to 34 touchdowns, six picks, 3,034 yards and a 60.2% completion rate last season in 13 starts. So Book has earned an invitation to the 2021 Senior Bowl and will certainly be in an NFL training camp next year despite his lack of elite physical traits. Kirk Herbstreit gushed about Book on Friday during an appearance on the ACC Network’s Packer & Durham. "I love the guy,” Herbstreit said. “30-3 (record). Wasn't this 5-star ... he's a great example for kids today, especially with signing day a couple of days ago, for what this is all about. The journey, the development and the growth — he committed to all of that, and now he's the winningest (starting) quarterback in Notre Dame history. That is, as Lee Corso says, is a blue liner. Underline that statement. With that school and their history, No. 12 is their winningest quarterback and he's 30-3. That's why he has that, really. He's not cocky and beating on his chest, telling people how good he his. He believes in his guys. That's the difference, really. He's always had the ability to create. From the very first time we saw him, he's always been able to scramble or find an open receiver. Now, he believes in the people around him more than ever. I think Tommy Rees, the former QB now being the offensive playcaller and OC, I think they're perfect together." Herbstreit thinks this year's Notre Dame squad is different from those that fell flat on the big stage in previous years, and the Irish's big win over Clemson on Nov. 7 is evidence of that. It helps to have a senior quarterback, and the defense is rock-solid as well with a first-round pick at linebacker in Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. That win over Clemson isn't the only game that contributes to what Herbstreit described as a different feeling. Notre Dame had little trouble on the road against North Carolina on Nov. 27 and played Georgia tough twice in recent years, as well. Get the fastest scores, stats, news, LIVE videos, and more. CLICK HERE to download the CBS Sports Mobile App and get the latest on your team today. "They've gained some confidence in some close calls against good Georgia teams," Herbstreit said. "And I think they now, if you watched them, the way they played against Clemson, remember the second play of the game? They rip about a 70-yard touchdown off of Kyren Williams and it just kind felt like they set the tone to get themselves to think that, 'You know what? This is going to happen today.' And so, now they've got to go try to prove it again and both teams got a bit of a chip on their shoulder and it makes for specifically a really good football game."
Nick Saban recaps Alabama's 24-player haul on Early Signing Day - 247Sports
We didn’t have a lot of guys that were vacillating. These guys, for the most part, have been committed for quite some time now.
Minutes after the conclusion of Wednesday’s practice -- the third day of preparing for the SEC Championship Game -- Alabama coach Nick Saban recapped the first day of the early signing period, which saw the Crimson Tide sign all 24 players committed to the program. Saban pointed out the difficulty of juggling both the final step of the recruiting process and the preparation for the No. 7-ranked Florida Gators, but he also praised the work of his staff. “I think the coaches did a really good job of preparing for practice, continuing to do the things they need to do but stay in contact with all the players,” Saban said. “We didn’t have any issues today in terms of guys we thought were coming, they all signed and came. I continue to have Wednesday and Thursday as my phone call, video, setups and all that. I’ll continue to do that tonight. It’s more difficult, but it’s manageable. We didn’t have a lot of guys that were vacillating. These guys, for the most part, have been committed for quite some time now. “We were very pleased and happy with the decisions they made. We didn’t have any issues.” Alabama currently has the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class, according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rankings. Listed by position, the Crimson Tide added five linebackers, four defensive backs, defensive linemen, offensive linemen and wide receivers and one player apiece at quarterback, tight end and athlete. The class includes players from 11 states. Saban said Alabama identified its needs early on and “got some really good players at each one of those positions.” One of those was at receiver, where the Tide signed four players that are among the top 68 prospects in the country in Jacorey Brooks -- one of six 5-stars to sign a letter of intent with UA on Wednesday -- JoJo Earle, Agiye Hall and Christian Leary. “I think that sometimes when you have four guys like we had -- the two that went out last year, Jerry and Ruggsy, and the two we have this year, Waddle and Smitty -- everybody knows they’re on your roster, so it becomes a little bit difficult and we’re probably a little bit thin in numbers at receiver,” Saban said. “And knowing that there’s the potential to lose a couple more guys this year, we thought it was really important for us to sign a minimum of three wide receivers, and we were happy to get four. “These guys are of different types, I’ve talked about receiver, the position, before. It’s kind of like a basketball team. You need a point guard, a shooting guard, a power forward. You need different kinds of players to make an effective receiving core and I think that we have some big guys and we have some fast guys, so I’m really pleased with that group.” Earle was one of two prospects from the 2021 class that flipped their commitments from LSU to Alabama on Wednesday’s signing day, along with weak-side defensive end Keanu Koht. “We’ve been recruiting these guys for a long, long time, and I think both guys started, several weeks ago, showing a little more interest, maybe not being satisfied with where they were in their recruitment or whatever,” Saban said. “So, we were pleased and happy to get both those guys. We think they’re both really, really good players, really good people, great families. We’re excited about those two guys, for sure. Those are two guys that we’ve had discussions with in the last couple of weeks that were still up in the air.” Alabama’s 2021 signing class is nearly full, but some of the Crimson Tide’s top targets will wait until February to sign, including defensive end J.T. Tuimoloau and safety Terrion Arnold. Saban was asked if there are any more positional needs following the early 24-player haul. “There’s still players out there that are available,” he said. “I think you guys know the rules in terms of how many guys we can take. So we’ll manage it the best we can, but I think at this point if we can get a really, really good player, we would certainly be pleased to be able to do that.” Did you know BOL has a podcast? The Built By BamaOnLine Podcast brings you the latest Alabama news and insight from Travis Reier, Charlie Potter, Hank South and Tim Watts. Catch the latest episode right here or subscribe on iTunes today! Contact Charlie Potter by personal message or on Twitter (@Charlie_Potter).
CFP committee chairman: Discussion about A&M passing Ohio State - 247Sports
College Football Playoff chairman Gary Barta spoke to reporters on a conference call Tuesday night following the announcement of the CFP's second top 25 of the season. This week's top six did not change from last week. Alabama still held onto the top spot followed by Notre Dame in second, Clemson in third, and Ohio State fourth. While one point of controversy was the fact that Texas A&M remains in the fifth position, just one notch out of the playoff and ahead of sixth-seed Florida which lost to the Aggies in early October, another has started up involving the Aggies vis a vis the Buckeyes who may be running out of opportunities to impress the committee due to circumstances beyond their control. How much does a head-to-head victory matter (between the Aggies and Gators)? Well, it matters. It definitely is one of the criteria that we use to evaluate. Both teams, they're both with one loss. Texas A&M's only loss is to Alabama. They beat Florida, as you mentioned. Most recently last week, you watched the Kentucky game that Florida played, and that was a first half that really Kentucky was playing well in. Florida eventually ended up pulling away. Texas A&M, again, continued to play great defense. When you go through all those criteria, at the end of the day I would say there was a lot of back and forth. Kyle Pitts is back for Florida. He had three touchdowns. He's a difference maker. At the end of the day, Texas A&M, with all those other criteria, Texas A&M did beat Florida. That ends up tipping it over to Texas A&M's side.
Mack Brown makes case for Ian Book as Heisman Trophy contender - 247Sports
No. 2 Notre Dame held off No. 19 North Carolina on Friday, and Irish quarterback Ian Book was a big reason why. After the game, Tar Heels head coach Mack Brown made the case that Book should be in the running for the Heisman Trophy. The Notre Dame signal caller finished the game with 279 passing yards and a touchdown while completing 23 of his 33 attempts. He also showed off his wheels with 48 rushing yards against the North Carolina defense. It was another impressive game from Book, who has been very impressive lately in wins over the likes of Clemson and Boston College. In his postgame press conference, Brown was asked about Book’s performance, and the North Carolina coach stumped for him as a contender for the 2020 Heisman Trophy. "And let me say at the same time, Ian Book was as good tonight as anybody I've ever seen,” Brown said. “We couldn't tackle him. I mean, we harassed him. We had people around him, there could have been six sacks. We could not get him on the ground. And then he made some unbelievable plays on third down. I don't know if he's in the Heisman race or not, but he should be. His record is 29-3, he's fast, he's quick, he's accurate, he's smart. He's not going to do things to get his team beat. But I was so impressed with him tonight. I was impressed with him as much as any quarterback I've seen." That is some high praise from Brown, who has coached the likes of Vince Young and Colt McCoy. In order for Notre Dame to beat teams like Clemson and contend for a College Football Playoff spot this year, Book had to elevate his game, and he’s certainly done that so far. Coming into Saturday’s game, Book had completed 62% of his passes for 1,817 yards, 11 touchdowns, and an interception. He had also rushed the ball for 364 yards and six touchdowns. Despite solid showings in wins over the Tigers and the Eagles, Book’s Heisman Trophy odds actually got worse when SportsLine updated their numbers earlier in the week. Book’s odds were at +4000 to win the Heisman Trophy, but they have since plummeted to +8000. That makes him a longshot to win the award, even though his team remains undefeated. Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly clearly doesn’t believe Book gets the respect he deserves. After the game, Kelly called out a recent Top 10 quarterback list that didn’t include Book. "Playmaker. Playmakers make plays,” Kelly said. “He was confident in his ability to make a play in that situation and he wouldn't tell you it's something that he expects to do it at any one time. But look, you let guys play. He's a playmaker. He was the quarterback. I read an article in USA Today from some guy that really shouldn't be writing articles about football, he should probably be doing something else, but they listed the top 10 quarterbacks I think in college football, and they didn't even list Ian. He's got a little fuel. He's got a little chip on his shoulder as well. He won the matchup tonight. He's a guy that makes plays and again, made a great play in that situation."
Fearless Football Forecasters: Iron Bowl week - 247Sports
In this strange season of COVID-19, Auburn and Alabama get together Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama is a 24-point favorite, which is quite a spread against an
In this strange season of COVID-19, Auburn and Alabama get together Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama is a 24-point favorite, which is quite a spread against an Auburn team that is on a three-game winning streak and is ranked No. 22. Then again, Alabama is on a seven-game winning streak and is ranked No. 1. Go inside to see how our Fearless Forecasters see the Iron Bowl across college football. This week’s standings: Phillip Marshall (14-4) 134-40 Keith Niebuhr (13-5) 133-41 Ronnie Sanders (12-6) 132-42 Nathan King (15-3) 110-34 Mark Murphy (15-3) 132-42 Jason Caldwell (12-6) 125-49 THE IRON BOWL: NO. 22 AUBURN (5-2) AT NO. 1 ALABAMA (7-0) How Phillip sees it: The old saying that you can “throw out the record book” in the Iron Bowl is truly a myth. Significant upsets in the series are rare. If Auburn, a 24-point underdog, wins Saturday it would arguably be the biggest upset since Auburn won 14-13 in 1949. It would, for sure, be the biggest upset since 1972, when Auburn was a 16-point underdog and won 17-16. There are some parallels between those two games. Though Auburn was a significant in 1972, it went into the game with a 9-1 record. It had won numerous close games. Alabama was 10-0 and had crushed most of its opponents. This Auburn team is also good. This Alabama team has also run roughshod through its schedule. A 24-point line in this era of offense probably means about the same as a 16-point spread meant 48 years ago. Such comparisons are fun to consider, but this is a different time. Alabama has the best offensive line, the best wide receivers, the best running back in the SEC and a Heisman Trophy contender at quarterback. It has not scored fewer than 41 points in a game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Texas A&M has lost just one game, but it was a 52-24 blowout at Alabama. Auburn coach Gus Malzah has won two of last three against Alabama. (Photo: Auburn University Athleteics) Can Auburn, riding the crest of a three-game winning streak and armed with the confidence of last season’s 48-45 victory, pull it off? It’s not impossible, but it is certainly unlikely. Alabama’s defense has, at times, been vulnerable this season. I wouldn’t be shocked to see Auburn have a good day on offense. I believe the Tigers will give a good account of themselves on defense, too. I know they will play with determination and passion. It’s the Iron Bowl. But, in the end, Alabama simply has too much firepower for any team in the SEC and probably too much for any team in college football. Alabama coach Nick Saban won’t be on the Alabama sideline after testing positive for COVID-19. That might make more difference than some think. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has had more success against Saban than anybody, winning two of the last three and three out of seven, but the game will be decided by the players on the field. Alabama 34, Auburn 20
13 Miami Hurricanes players are out vs. Virginia Tech - 247Sports
The Miami Hurricanes announced which players would be out at Virginia Tech.
One hour before kickoff, the No. 9 Miami Hurricanes football program announced 13 players as “unavailable” for Saturday’s game against Virginia Tech. During the 2020 season, Miami has adopted the policy of adopting the policy of releasing an “unavailability report” one hour prior to the kickoff. Miami announced the following players would be out vs. Virginia Tech: DT Jason Blissett, Jr., OL John Campbell, Jr., OL Jakai Clark, DT Jared Harrison-Hunte, DE Jahfari Harvey, TE Larry Hodges, DT Jalar Holley, LB Zach McCloud, OL Cleveland Reed, Jr., OL Jalen Rivers, OL Issiah Walker Jr., DB Keshawn Washington, and DE Chantz Williams. The offensive line will be without two starting offensive linemen in Campbell and Clark along with reserves Reed and Rivers. Ousman Traore was out for the NC State game and is back into the lineup now. Traore started the season opener against UAB. Walker has been unavailable all season as he waits for his waiver to play from the NCAA. There is potential that veteran Navaughn Donaldson, who has started over 30 games during his career, makes his season debut at Virginia Tech. Miami will also be without key defensive contributors in Harrison-Hunte, who leads the team in sacks along with starting weak-side linebacker Zach McCloud. Harvey is a rotational defensive end that will be missed from a depth standpoint as well. With Harrison-Hunte out, it will mean more snaps for senior Jon Ford. McCloud's absence means a bigger role for sophomore Sam Brooks. The positive news with this report is the return of tight end Brevin Jordan, who is Miami’s most talented skill position player. Jordan has been held out of three games—Pittsburgh, Virginia, and NC State—and has totaled 18 reception for 243 yards and three touchdowns in four games this year. With Jordan back in the fold, Miami’s attack is now at full strength for the first time since the Clemson game. Miami was missing 11 players last week at NC State and UM was without eight players during the previous game against Virginia. The following players have opted out for the 2020 season or are out for the season due to an injury: · DE Greg Rousseau (opt out) · OL Kai-Leon Herbert (opt out) · OL Zalon'tae Hillery (opt out) · QB Tate Martell (opt out) · DB Avantae Williams (season ending medical condition) Rousseau, who projects as a first round NFL Draft pick, opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns before the start of fall camp. Williams is out for the season due to "chronic and lingering medical issues" that were discovered during the summer. Williams is currently participating in UM practices without contact. Herbert and Hillery decided to opt out of the 2020 season roughly one week before the season opener against UAB. With them not available this season, the Hurricanes have true freshman right tackle Chris Washington listed as the back-up right tackle on the official depth chart. Martell opted out of the 2020 season prior to the Louisville game. Despite missing 11 players, Miami (6-1, 5-1) is coming off a 44-41 win at NC State last week. Virginia Tech (4-3, 4-2) is coming off a 38-35 loss to Liberty last week. At the time of publishing this article, Miami is viewed as a 1.5 point underdog, according to the William Hill Sportsbook.
Jim Harbaugh delivers message after surprising loss to Spartans - 247Sports
Jim Harbaugh has seen better days, but he's not one to make excuses following Michigan's disappointing 27-24 home loss to Michigan State. Any momentum gained from an impressive performance to open has evaporated and Harbaugh hopes his post-game chat with his team leads to recovery. "I thought players on both side fought extremely hard. It’s a big game," Harbaugh said after failing to deliver as a 22-point favorite. "Very emotional for all the players, that’s something that happens every year in this rivalry game." How the Wolverines respond remains to be seen, but Harbaugh's message is simple — flush it and move on. "The team is going to own this. Congratulations to Michigan State, but we’ve got to own the loss and come back and find out where we can improve," Harbaugh said. "This is a high-character team, and I believe they’ll do just that. Each person looking at themself — player or coach, all of us — and strive to be a lot better. Try to find the places that we can make improvements." Saturday's loss was a frustrating performance for a team that had appeared to turn the corner last weekend at Minnesota, moving closer to the Top 10 after an emphatic victory. But squandered opportunities for an offense that never found its rhythm and long scoring drive from the Spartans midway through the fourth quarter sealed the Wolverines' fate and left many to question Harbaugh's future in Ann Arbor. Harbaugh's contract expires after next season and last month, he was moot on sharing details of discussions. Get the fastest scores, stats, news, LIVE videos, and more. CLICK HERE to download the CBS Sports Mobile App and get the latest on your team today. The Michigan Insider's Zach Shaw points out that the Wolverines were "out-coached and out-prepared in this game" and didn't appear ready to earn a win over the Spartans. Unfortunately, that's something that has happened far too often under the current regime and this time around, severely decreases Michigan's shot at competing for a division crown this fall.
Saban provides postgame updates on Jaylen Waddle, Deonte Brown - 247Sports
Alabama lost one of its top playmakers on the very first play of Saturday’s game against Tennessee.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Alabama lost one of its top playmakers on the very first play of Saturday’s game against Tennessee, as wide receiver and returner Jaylen Waddle suffered an ankle injury on the opening kickoff. Coach Nick Saban later said Waddle will be out for the year. It’s an unfortunate end to an electrifying junior campaign for Waddle, who caught 25 passes for 557 yards and four touchdowns in four games. Following the Crimson Tide’s 48-17 win over the Volunteers, Saban revealed further details on the injury in his postgame Zoom call. “It’s really a sad time for me, for Jaylen Waddle and his family,” Saban said. “He’s got a very similar injury to what Kenyan Drake had (in 2014). It’s a high ankle sprain but also a fracture, so they’ll probably have to do surgery on him. We’re gonna fly him back privately with doctors and take him right to Birmingham and see what we have to do right away. But that’s the case -- and we’re pretty certain that it is -- that he would probably be out for the year. “The guy’s a great player. He’s a great teammate. He’s an exciting player to watch. Hate that people in college football can’t see a great player the rest of this season.” Drake suffered a broken ankle at Ole Miss in 2014 and missed the rest of that season. Without Waddle, Alabama was still able to pass for 417 yards against its conference rival, and players like John Metchie and Slade Bolden stepped up in his absence. The former led all receivers with 151 yards on seven catches, while the latter caught six passes for 94 yards. Waddle wasn’t the only Tide player to sustain an injury Saturday afternoon, but he was the only significant setback. Offensive lineman Deonte Brown was not on the field for the final drive of the second quarter and did not return to the field in the second half and was replaced at left guard by Landon Dickerson, who was then replaced at center by Chris Owens. Tight end Miller Forristall also appeared to injure his shoulder in the second quarter, but he was able to return to the game. Saban didn’t provide an update on Forristall but did share the latest on Brown and running back Brian Robinson, who suffered minor injuries in Knoxville. “Deonte dinged his shoulder a little bit. I don’t think it’s anything that serious. But with the game being like it was, we were really looking for an opportunity to play some other guys at some other positions. They may have to play down the road anyway. B-Rob got a little nicked up, so we kept him out. We just kept a couple guys out that we just didn’t want them to get any more banged up, and it gave some opportunity for some other guys to play. It was good for Chris to play center. Chris played tackle. It was good to get those guys some playing time.” Did you know BOL has a podcast? The Built By BamaOnLine Podcast brings you the latest Alabama news and insight from Travis Reier, Charlie Potter, Hank South and Tim Watts. Catch the latest episode right here or subscribe on iTunes today! Contact Charlie Potter by personal message or on Twitter (@Charlie_Potter).
Ohio State-Penn State kickoff time, channel announced - 247Sports
The Buckeyes and the Nittany Lions will meet again in primetime.
Ohio State hasn't kicked off the 2020 season quite yet, that will happy on Saturday when the Buckeyes and the Cornhuskers square off at 12 p.m. ET on FOX. But now the Scarlet and Gray know when they will face their second opponent, Penn State, and fans know where to tune in. It was announced on Monday morning that Ohio State and the Nittany Lions will again battle in primetime for their Halloween encounter at Beaver Stadium. The Big Ten East foes will meet on Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. ET and the game will air nationally on ABC. Breaking news from the Big Ten Conference: @OhioStateFB’s Oct. 31 game at Penn State will kick off at 7:30 p.m. EDT and it will be televised nationally on ABC. — Jerry Emig (@BuckeyeNotes) October 19, 2020 The late-October clash between Ohio State and Penn State will be the 35th all-time meeting of historic college football programs. The two sides first met in 1912 when the Nittany Lions defeated the Buckeyes 37-0 at Ohio Stadium. The two teams didn't meet again until 1956 when Charles A. "Rip" Engle's team defeated Woody Hayes and the Scarlet and Gray 7-6. Ohio State earned its first win against Penn State in 1975 when the Buckeyes, led by Hayes, defeated Joe Paterno 's Nittany Lions 17-9 in Columbus. The Scarlet and Gray went to Happy Valley the next year and again came away with a win, 12-7. These two teams began meeting regularly in 1993 when Penn State went from an independent program to joining the Big Ten. Since becoming a member of the conference, Ohio State holds an 18-8 over the Nittany Lions with the Buckeyes winning each of the last three games, including last year's 28-17 victory at Ohio Stadium. A win by the Scarlet and Gray this year will mark the longest winning streak, five games, for either team in the history of the series. This game will be unlike any of the previous 34 meetings between the two teams. Due to Big Ten COVID-19 restrictions announced when the season was rescheduled to start in late October, there will be no fans present at games around the conference this fall. This means the Penn State faithful will not be able to pack the house in their traditional "White Out," which tends to be saved for when the Buckeyes come to town every other year. What's next for the Buckeyes? Make sure you're in the loop -- take five seconds to sign up for our FREE Buckeyes newsletter now! Want the latest scoops and news on the Buckeyes? Try our 7-DAY FREE TRIAL AND BECOME A BUCKNUTS SUBSCRIBER! Ohio State’s 2020 Football Schedule As of Oct. 19, 2020 Oct. 24 – Nebraska; 12:00 p.m. ET on FOX Oct. 31 – at Penn State; 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC Nov. 7 – Rutgers Nov. 14 – at Maryland Nov. 21 – Indiana Nov. 28 – at Illinois Dec. 5 – at Michigan State Dec. 12 – Michigan; 12:00 p.m. ET on FOX Dec. 19 – Big Ten Championship Game