Though not ideal, the timing of Young’s suspension could not have been more perfect for Ohio State. The Terrapins and Scarlet Knights have thus far combined for a 5-14 record this season, including a 1-12 mark in Big Ten play. While his absence from those games certainly did not — and will not — affect the outcome of those games, it likely ruins any chance he had at the Heisman Trophy.Regardless, Young will resume play just in time for the Buckeyes’ toughest remaining games this season: Against No. 9 Penn State, No. 14 Michigan and one of No. 7 Minnesota or No. 15 Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game.“I also want to commend Chase Young and let him know how proud we are of him. He took responsibility for his actions, cooperated throughout the process and understood and accepted that there would be consequences. He’s a team captain and a leader and most importantly, a Buckeye,” Smith said. “He wanted nothing more than an opportunity to play again and we’re pleased that he’ll get that chance.” “I want to thank and express my sincere gratitude to university staff members who worked so diligently and expertly to learn and understand the facts, and then to report these facts to the NCAA as part of our request to have Chase reinstated,” Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said in a statement. “This is the example of the culture of compliance we have at Ohio State.”MORE: Explaining rules that led to Chase Young suspensionYoung on Friday was suspended from Ohio State’s game against Maryland, prompting fears he would be ineligible for the rest of the season. He later said he “made a mistake” of accepting a loan from a family friend to fly his girlfriend out to the Buckeyes’ 2019 Rose Bowl Game against Washington. Chase Young’s suspension will amount only to two games, Ohio State announced on Wednesday.The star defensive end, who has 15 1/2 tackles for loss and 13 1/2 sacks this season, will conclude his suspension after the Buckeyes’ game vs. Rutgers.