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Ryan Day Updates QB Battle After Spring Game

Ohio State coach Ryan Day reacting during a football game.

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 1: Acting Head Coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches his team from the sidelines in the fourth quarter against the Oregon State Beavers at Ohio Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Oregon State 77-31. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Justin Fields is the presumed starter, after transferring in to Ohio State. Ryan Day contends that the school is still working through its quarterback competition, though.

Fields has been battling it out with Matthew Baldwin. The redshirt freshman has a year in the program on the Georgia transfer, but spent his first year recovering from a torn ACL.

Even after Ohio State's spring game, Day is maintaining the status quo. The two QBs split first team Spring Game reps, while Baldwin also got looks with the second team, and put up better numbers overall.

Fields was just 4-for-13, starting slow, but eventually hitting on a 98-yard touchdown to Binjimen Victor, which accounted for most of his 131 yards. He added 38 rushing yards, and led the Buckeyes on four touchdown drives.

Baldwin was more accurate, completing 20-of-36 throws for 246 yards and two touchdowns. He was also picked off twice.

After the game, Ryan Day would not name a starter between Justin Fields and Matthew Baldwin.

Fields remains the heavy favorite, but this is going to run into the summer.

From ESPN:

"I don't think right now that we're going to make a decision. It'll continue through the preseason," Day said Saturday afternoon. "These guys have to keep going. They'll probably all have to play in some way, shape or form along the way."

Ohio State opens its season against FAU on August 31.

[ESPN]