Ohio State quarterback went home to Georgia last week

Justin Fields: ‘I feel I have total command of the offense’ at Ohio State

“How'd I use off week? I went back home, hung out with the family little bit and I hung out with my sister, so that was good time,” the sophomore quarterback said. “So I'm glad I got to go back to Georgia. This is my first time being back since the summer, so it was good.”

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When the Kennesaw native was in Columbus, he said he worked on fundamentals, working to further hone a game that has allowed him to post the nation’s No. 6 passer rating and score at touchdown on the ground and through the air in every game so far. 

His 18 touchdown passes are fifth in the country, and he’ll be looking for more Friday night when the Buckeyes take on Northwestern in a rematch of the 2018 Big Ten championship game. 

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Six weeks into his first season as a starter, Fields said he feels more confident in what he is doing both as a passer and a leader. 

“I just think my command over the overall offense and the team, I think that has definitely changed from the start of the season to now,” Fields said. “I feel I have total command of the offense, and I feel like I'm the leader of the offense. So I think those guys trust in me, and I definitely trust all the guys on offense.” 

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