In the midst of Ohio State's new form of chaos, a surprising truth emerged: somehow, in the wake of losing one of the most dominant performers in program history via ridiculous circumstances enforced by the NCAA, they still have football games to play.
Step one of that process ensued on Saturday afternoon, as the Buckeyes welcomed in the Maryland Terrapins to commence the latter stages of their Big Ten slate. A lesser team might folded under pressure, fallen into the dangerous trenches of a trap game.
Instead, Ohio State's undisputed new face simply strapped up his helmet and declared deemed that everything would be perfectly fine.
Fields ensured there would be little to no issue when it comes to surviving without Chase Young, with Saturday serving as an effective "calm down" to Buckeye Nation. He guided the Buckeyes to touchdowns on each of their first six possessions.