Ohio State names Justin Fields starting QB

first_img Wisconsin reinstates Quintez Cephus after he’s cleared of sexual assault charges “We’ve decided to name Justin the starter for the first game against Florida Atlantic,” Day said at a news conference.Fields, a sophomore, has never started a college game but saw action as a freshman at Georgia last fall behind starter Jake Fromm. He threw for 328 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games for the Bulldogs while also racking up 42 carries for 266 yards rushing and four additional scores. Related News The Buckeyes have their new starting quarterback.Ohio State coach Ryan Day on Monday announced Justin Fields will lead the team’s offense under center this season. Fields was the No. 2 overall recruit in the country in 2018, per 247Sports. The Buckeyes, ranked No. 5 in the Associated Press preseason poll released Monday, will look to build on their 13-1 record and Rose Bowl win from last season when they kick off Aug. 31 against Florida Atlantic. Day did not specify Monday whether Gunner Hoak or Chris Chugunov will be the primary backup to Fields.center_img Liberty’s Hugh Freeze has surgery after contracting dangerous staph infection The 20-year-old QB began the transfer process from Georgia in December and later announced in January his commitment to Ohio State.Day told reporters he expects the Buckeyes’ offense under Fields to look quite a bit like it did with Dwayne Haskins running the show last season. “It’s going to be very very similar,” Day said, via the Columbus Dispatch. “He’s a little more athletic and faster. He can run. (But) we’re not going to be drastically different.”last_img

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