Whoever is under center for the Ohio State Buckeyes this season will have big shoes to fill. With Dwayne Haskins on his way to the NFL, new OSU coach Ryan Day is doing his due diligence in figuring out who will be his guy come August.
Many believe that Georgia transfer Justin Fields will be the starter when it's all said and done. But Day hasn't committed to him just yet and he claims the team is still working through their QB competition.
Ryan Day Updates Ohio State QB Battle After Spring Game https://t.co/vi5G1axk3W— The Spun (@TheSpun) April 16, 2019
Both Fields and redshirt freshman Matthew Baldwin have been battling it out since the start of spring practice, and they split first-team reps during the team's spring game.
Baldwin, who also got second-team reps, put up better overall numbers during his spring game performance. He completed 20-of-36 throws for 246 yards and two touchdowns. Fields on the other hand, didn't do as hot. He threw for 131 yards and one 98-yard touchdown, but he only completed four of his 13 passing attempts. Fields had an additional 52 yards rushing and led the Buckeyes on four touchdown drives.
Final stats from Ohio State’s spring game: Gray 35, Scarlet 17.— Garrett Stepien (@GarrettStepien) April 13, 2019
Matthew Baldwin: 20-of-36 passing (55.6%) for 246 yards and two touchdowns to two interceptions.
Justin Fields: 4-of-13 passing (30.8%) for 131 yards and one touchdown; eight rushes for 52 yards and one touchdown. pic.twitter.com/VVqSjswvOq
The spring game is the closest thing to game action fans see until August.
Many believe Fields is still the heavy favorite, but he certainly didn't help his chances with his performance on Saturday.