According to the Ohio State University, Young will be sitting out the game due to a "possible NCAA issue from 2018 that the Department of Athletics is looking into".
It should be noted that many sources cited are optimistic that Young will regain his eligibility before the year is up.
Just four days after being voted No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings for the first time in history, Ohio State got some very bad - and potentially season-changing - news.
It's not yet clear how long a potential suspension could last. That could have ramifications for Ohio State's official statistics and records. The school released only a brief statement to media on Friday morning.
Star defensive end Chase Young, who has been dominant enough this season to enter himself in the Heisman conversation, is out indefinitely while Ohio State investigates what the school said in a statement is "a possible NCAA issue from 2018". Rob Mullens, chair of the CFP selection committee, mentioned Young by name as "probably the best defensive player in the country" when explaining why the Buckeyes' dominance on both sides of the ball warranted the top spot. He leads the nation in sacks with 13.5 and is poised to break the Big Ten sack record.
Stay tuned for the latest on this developing situation.