Justin Fields had one of the most ridiculous QB stat lines of the College Football Playoff era in Sugar Bowl win
If you tuned into Friday night’s Sugar Bowl matchup between No. 3 Ohio State and No. 2 Clemson, you saw an individual performance for the ages. Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields had one of the best outings we’ve seen in the history of the College Football Playoff.
Fields finished the night completed 22-of-28 passes for 385 yards and 6 touchdowns with 1 interception in Ohio State’s 49-28 victory over Clemson in New Orleans. He also rushed for 42 yards on 8 carries in the win.
Yes, Fields ended the game with as many touchdown passes as incompletions. That’s an absolutely ridiculous feat, considering the amount of talent Clemson puts on the field on the defensive side of the football.
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Thanks to his big night, Fields was named the Offensive MVP of the Sugar Bowl.
But it was more than just Fields’ final stat line was impressive in the New Year’s Day bowl. In the 2nd quarter of the game, Fields took a hard hit in the ribs by Clemson linebacker James Skalski, who was ejected for targeting. The QB was lying on the turf for quite some time after the hit, and it looked like his day might be over.
After sitting out just one play, Fields was able to trot back onto the field and lead his team to the end zone for a touchdown to put the Buckeyes ahead 28-14 heading into halftime.
While Fields did have the one interception in the second half, it was his only mistake of the game.
Can Fields replicate that kind of performance against No. 1 Alabama in the national title game on January 11?