Chase Young gets a lot of attention every week. The Ohio State defensive end is a focal point of every opposing head coach on the Buckeyes’ schedule.

This weekend, Ohio State travels to Evanston to take on Northwestern in a Friday night B1G showdown. It’ll be a rematch of the B1G Championship Game last year. Pat Fitzgerald remembers all-too well how much of a game changer Young can be on the defensive line.

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“He’s a great player…he can do everything,” Fitzgerald told Tony Gerdeman of The O-Zone. “He’s got great strip awareness. He’s one of the best I’ve seen in this league.”

Through six games, Young has posted a B1G-best 8.5 sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss this season. He’s also forced three fumbles, blocked a kick and totaled 21 stops on the year.

To put it mildly, Young hasn’t been contained yet this year.

Young had a big day in last season’s B1G Championship Game against Northwestern, registering three sacks and forcing a fumble in Ohio State’s 45-24 win. Considering Northwestern’s offensive struggles this season, he could be in store for another monster performance on Friday night in Evanston.

Young has collected at least one tackle for loss in every game this season for the Buckeyes. We’ll see if that streak continues in two days.