Video: Justin Fields Crushed By James Skalski, Who’s Ejected for Targeting

Justin Fields got crushed on a hit by Clemson linebacker James Skalski in the second quarter of the College Football Playoff semifinal between Ohio State and Clemson. Fields was down on the ground for a good amount of time before ultimately walking off on his own power.

Skalski was ejected for targeting, just as he was in the national title game last year against LSU.

Fields exited the game for one play before returning for the Buckeyes, and hitting Chris Olave for a touchdown to put Ohio State up 28-14.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. Total bullshit call. It was a great football hit. What was worse was listening to Herbstreit openly rooting for Skalski to get ejected. It’s disgusting listening to him commentating on ANY Ohio State big game. He can’t hide his allegiance.

  2. Herbstreit is a clown. He probably cried during the break about the hit. This happens all too often in college football: a seemingly normal hit that is not called a penalty when it happens, then the game goes to break due to an injury, time out, end of quarter and the football gods decide to review because they have extra time on their hands and poof its targeting. Add to that whiny asses like Herbstreit on national television crying about a hit and there you have it.

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