Ohio State QB Justin Fields exploded during the second quarter.
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields exploded with six touchdowns in the second quarter of the Buckeyes' matchup against Miami (OH) on Saturday.
The Buckeyes had a rough start out of the gate when Fields was sacked during their first possession and fumbled the ball, which the RedHawks returned for a safety. Miami (OH) kicked a field goal on the following possession to take an early 5–0 lead over Ohio State.
J.K. Dobbins didn't let the RedHawks stay ahead for long and put the Buckeyes up 7–5 with a 26-yard touchdown run halfway through the first quarter.
Fields quickly got to work and opened the second quarter with a 53-yard touchdown pass to K.J. Hill. On Ohio State's next two possessions, Fields showed off his speed by adding back-to-back touchdowns on the ground. He added another three through the air before the quarter ended, including connecting with Benjimen Victor on a 30-yard touchdown pass.
According to ESPN, Fields is the first player to have four passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in the first half of a game since Louisville's Lamar Jackson in 2016.
Fields finished the first half going 14-for-21 with 223 passing yards and four touchdowns. He added an additional 36 rushing yards and two touchdowns and didn't return after halftime. Backups Chris Chugunov and Gunnar Hoak played in the second half to help lead the Buckeyes to a 76–5 win.