Ohio State-Penn State is the talk of the town this college football weekend. But, before the game begins, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit — who is in Columbus because of ESPN’s College GameDay — talked about Buckeye quarterback Justin Fields.

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He called Fields’ future frightening:

“He’s about where I thought he would be — but I think his future is frightening,” Herbstreit said. “When a guy comes in with that kind of hype, I guess your expectations are so high. Then when you think about Ryan Day and what Ryan Day can do with a quarterback, I think we’ve just seen the beginning of who he is. He’s potentially a Heisman candidate and yet I still think he’s growing immensely.

”When we watch him next year — providing they still have great skill and great backs and a great line, because that’s really helped him — I think he potentially could go to a whole other level we’re not even familiar with, because of his ability to run and throw.”

Fields is a Heisman Trophy candidate for a reason. He may not be putting up 300 passing yards every single week, but he is extremely efficient both with his arm and his legs. And right now, Fields has Ohio State’s offense humming.

There’s a reason why the Buckeyes are nearly three touchdown favorites over the Nittany Lions going into the game. Fields is certainly one of them.

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