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Scarlet Sunrise: Chase Young on pace for Buckeyes single-season sack record

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Ohio State defensive end Chase Young is on pace to break the single-season sack record. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Scarlet Sunrise: Chase Young on pace for Buckeyes single-season sack record

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Could Chase Young set Ohio State single season sack record?

Vernon Gholston set the Ohio State record for sacks in a season at 14 in 2007. Joey Bosa came close to breaking it, but he couldn’t get it done in 2014 — although he did win a national title.

Could Chase Young break that record this season? Well, Lettermen Row’s Austin Ward predicted that Young will break the record this season when the staff issued its Bold Predictions for the year. But the prediction is beginning to look like a reality already, despite the Buckeyes just scratching the surface of the season.

The NCAA official website credits Young with three sacks on the season. Young’s tape so far this season may say otherwise. If he averages 1.5 sacks per game as he’s on pace for, he could finish the season with 21 sacks for 14 games. And if the Buckeyes make the national title game, he could get to 22.5 at his current rate.

Maybe Young doesn’t have that many, but the 14-sack season seems to be an easy and attainable goal. Either way, he’s impressive so far this season. Former Ohio State linebacker Zach Boren stopped in the Lettermen Row studio to break down how Young does it in the latest BuckIQ.

Ohio State denied trademark for “THE”

Ohio State attempted to trademark the word “The” on items marketed for sale, including T-shirts, hats and other merchandise. The request was denied Wednesday afternoon. 

The trademark application, which was applied for last month, was sent in with the intent to trademark the word “The,” and it was met with various jokes, memes and pushback from around the country.

If the trademark talk is confusing, trademark lawyer Josh Gerben has an explanation regarding why Ohio State’s application was denied. That video can be found here.

Practice Report driven by Byers

After media sessions with some of the Buckeyes, Lettermen Row’s Austin Ward, Tim May and Jeremy Birmingham broke down the Buckeyes win over Cincinnati. The crew also assessed the Buckeyes as they prepare to take the road for the first time this season against Indiana. The full practice report can be found here.

The Practice Report and all Lettermen Live episodes can now be found in podcast form, as well.

New Beanie and The Boom Podcast

This week on Beanie and The Boom, the guys talked about Ohio State’s big win over Cincinnati. Beanie and Boom talked about Justin Fields, J.K. Dobbins delivering a big game, a tricky road trip to Indiana and more. They also tried to make sense of the latest Antonio Brown drama and picked the NFL teams they are watching moving forward.

Find the Beanie and The Boom Podcast on your favorite podcast-listening platform:

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Spencer Holbrook

Spencer Holbrook covers Ohio State football and basketball for Lettermen Row. A recent graduate of Ohio University's Scripps School of Journalism, he's in his first year covering the Buckeyes. He was previously the sports editor at Ohio's student newspaper, The Post, where he covered Ohio University football and men's basketball.

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