Rare mistake: Justin Fields throws first INT of 2020 in opening quarter vs. Indiana
It’s been thirteen months since Justin Fields threw his first interception against a B1G opponent.
Fields sailed a pass too far into Michigan State coverage that October afternoon in 2019, and Spartan cornerback Josiah Scott picked it off.
In his 10 conference games since, Fields hadn’t thrown a pick, and only had two overall – both in the College Football Playoff semifinal loss to Clemson last December.
The streak ended Saturday afternoon against Indiana.
Hoosier cornerback Jamar Johnson jumped in front of a Fields pass at the 10:24 mark in the first quarter of the Buckeyes game with Indiana, to end Fields’ interception free streak.
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Fields entered the game with as many touchdown passes (11) as incompletions. He hadn’t thrown a pick all season and also had completed all 19 passes he’s thrown in three 1st quarters this season.
So, it’s a big deal for the Hoosier defense.
Fields led Ohio State down the field for an early touchdown, needing just two plays to get an early 7-0 advantage on Indiana. But after the Hoosier defense settled in, they appear to be ready for the challenge.