Former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields made his public debut at Ohio State on Saturday.
Fields was 4-of-13 passing for 131 yards and ran six times for 46 yards, including a 5-yard TD run at Ohio Stadium.
A year ago in Georgia’s spring game, Fields was 18-of-33 passing for 207 yards with a TD, an interception and was sacked seven times. Fields also had a 22-yard run in the Bulldogs’ G-Day game in 2018.
Fields’ highlight moment on Saturday in Columbis, Ohio, was a 98-yard pass to receiver Binjimen Victor
Fields lofted the ball from the end zone about 45 yards to Victor, who stepped out of a tackle and ran the final 58 yards.
9⃣8⃣ yard TD and Team Gray stretches its lead 21-7
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Ohio State redshirt freshman Matthew Baldwin, who is competing with Fields, played for both Red and Gray teams and was 20 of 36 for 246 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Buckeyes coach Ryan Day has been complimentary of Fields.
“His physical traits are tremendous, in terms of his size, his ability to move,” Day told media members at Ohio State. “He has a strong arm, but also he has good intangibles.”
Fields transferred from Georgia after the 2018 season, unable to unseat Jake Fromm as the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback.
Fields played in 12 games last season and was 27-of-39 passing for 328 yards with 4 TDs and no interceptions. Fields also had 42 carries for 296 yards and 4 TDs.
Quarterback D’Wan Mathis, previously an Ohio State QB commit, flipped to Georgia in the early signing period after learning the Buckeyes were discussing a transfer with Fields.