Justin Fields shines in Ohio State debut

New OSU quarterback finishes with five touchdowns in first game

Justin Fields shines in Ohio State debut
Ohio State acting head coach Ryan Day watches his team play against Oregon State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) (Source: Jay LaPrete)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Justin Fields finished with five total touchdowns leading Ohio State to a comfortable opening week win over Florida Atlantic 45-21.

Ohio State acting head coach Ryan Day watches his team play against Oregon State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Ohio State acting head coach Ryan Day watches his team play against Oregon State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) (Source: Jay LaPrete)

Fields opened the scoring with a 51 yard touchdown run on his first drive as Ohio State’s quarterback. He threw touchdown passes to Jeremy Ruckert, Binjimen Victor and Chris Olave as the Buckeyes scored 28 points in the first quarter.

“He didn’t force the ball," said head coach Ryan Day of Justin Fields. "Did a good job overall protecting the ball. Was it perfect? No. But it was a good start.”

J.K. Dobbins ran 21 times for 91 yards and a touchdown.

The Buckeyes will host UC next Saturday in Columbus.

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