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Photo: Justin Fields Celebrates His First Win At Ohio State

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields meets with the Big Ten football officiating crew prior to kickoff.

COLUMBUS, OH - AUGUST 31: Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes meets with officials before a game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Ohio Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Justin Fields' debut at Ohio State was one of the most highly-anticipated moments of Week 1. The new Ohio State starting quarterback did not disappoint.

Fields opened the game red-hot, leading Ohio State to a big first half lead. The Buckeyes slowed down a bit in the third quarter, but wound up with a respectable 45-21 win over Lane Kiffin's FAU Owls.

Fields' individual numbers were tremendous. He completed 18-of-25 passes for 234 yards and four touchdowns, good for a rock solid 9.4 yards per attempt.

He also showed off his ability to run, with 61 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.

After the game, Fields looked to be in a celebratory mood after a strong first start of his college career. From photographer Kyler Robertson:

Fields famously transferred to Ohio State after one season at Georgia, where he played behind Jake Fromm. Fields was the No. 2 overall recruit in the 2018 class, behind only Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, and was considered a similar-level college prospect to the national title-winner.

After making the move, and being granted immediate eligibility, he has his own college football powerhouse to lead, under new head coach Ryan Day.

He has the tough job of stepping in for Heisman finalist and first-round pick Dwayne Haskins, who lit it up for the Buckeyes in his lone season as starter. It is very early, but so far it looks like Justin Fields is up to the task.

Ohio State has a tougher match-up in Week 2, with former OSU coordinator and interim head coach Luke Fickell returning to Columbus as head coach of the Cincinnati Bearcats. Cincy is coming off of an impressive win over UCLA.