Greg Schiano believes Justin Fields will be this year’s Heisman winner
When Rutgers traveled to Columbus on Saturday, former Ohio State defensive coordinator and first-year Scarlet Knights head coach Greg Schiano had an idea of what he was in for.
Even though the Rutgers team is better under Schiano, the Scarlet Knights were no match for the Buckeyes, their powerhouse offense and quarterback Justin Fields.
The Buckeyes and Fields stepped things up after taking just a four-point lead after the first period, to head to the locker room at halftime with a 35-3 lead. Fields completed all but four of his 28 passes for 318 yards and a career-high five touchdowns and found nine different targets.
Fields currently has 11 touchdown passes, equaling the 11 incompletions he has on 83 throws for 908 yards.
Schiano had high praise for the Buckeye signal caller, and has some lofty expectations.
He’s really good,” Schiano said. “I think he will probably win the Heisman. He’s that good. When he starts to running around, he’s so dangerous. But let’s remember who’s catching the ball. Those are two elite receivers. Elite, elite. And Chris I knew. I got to coach him and I knew how good of a player he (is). And he’s just gotten better and better. He’s a legitimate big-time pro player. Some of that’s that. Their tight ends are good. They have a lot of weapons. We made some mistakes, as well. But as I always say, sometimes the quality of your opponent can force you to make mistakes. That may have happened, too.”
Greg Schiano thinks Justin Fields will win the Heisman Trophy, Garrett Wilson is just "doing what he's always done" and Ohio State remains the "measuring stick" in the Big Ten." https://t.co/GtWnJcR3Gp
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