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Ohio State QB Justin Fields Shines With Five Touchdowns in Buckeyes Debut

Fields accounted for four touchdowns in the first quarter against FAU.

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields shined in his debut with the Buckeyes on Saturday afternoon.

While leading Ohio State to a 45–21 victory over Florida Atlantic, Fields finished with five touchdowns, the most in a player's first Buckeyes game in history. He opened with a 51-yard touchdown run, which marks the longest rush of his career.

Fields later added three touchdowns in the air in the first quarter, including connecting with Binjimen Victor on a 32-yard pass to give the Buckeyes a 21–0 lead with 9:12 left. He entered halftime with four touchdowns, as Ohio State was up 28–3.

In the third quarter, Fields connected with Jeremy Ruckert on a three-yard pass to take a 35–6 lead.

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Fields finished his debut going 18-for-25 with 234 passing yards, 61 rushing yards and five touchdowns. The sophomore transferred to Ohio State this winter from Georgia and won a waiver for immediate eligibility. He came to the Bulldogs as the No. 2 overall recruit in the class of 2018 behind Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. However, Fields sat behind sophomore Jake Fromm in 2018 before deciding to enter the NCAA’s transfer portal.