He had to know it was coming, but Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields still seemed surprised and laughed when a reporter asked him “how he thought Georgia played” in Week 7.

Of course, the obvious answer for Fields would have been not well, as the No. 3 Bulldogs lost to unranked, and at the time under .500, South Carolina at home in double overtime. But with a little help from the reporter who asked the question, Fields wiggled his way out of the awkward question with a very classy response.

“I do feel for those guys. I know all those guys work their butts off all week, so I definitely feel for those guys, especially my boy Rodrigo (Blankenship),” Fields said. “He’s probably one of the hardest workers on that team.

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“When I was there, he’d stay in the treatment room acting like he was a d-lineman.”


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Blankenship could have sent the Georgia-South Carolina matchup into double overtime, but the very reliable kicker missed a 42-yard field goal on the second possession of 2OT.

It now appears Georgia will definitely have to win out in order for college football fans to get the Buckeyes-Bulldogs matchup in the College Football Playoffs that we all deserve.