Ohio State redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins got a chance to show Buckeye nation a glimpse of his potential during the 54-21 victory over UNLV on Saturday.
Haskins came into the game in the second quarter after senior J.T. recorded 209 passing yards and five touchdowns. The former Bullis High School standout and Under Armour All-American was able to hold his own and keep Ohio State’s offense flowing.
Haskins went 15-23 with 223 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Haskins displayed his arm strength as his first career touchdown was a 28-yard strike to junior wide receiver C.J. Saunders, who tallied 102 receiving yards.
Haskins’ second touchdown pass was a 38-yard dart to tight end Rashod Berry. However, Haskins’ only interception led to a UNLV touchdown.
“He’s got work to do, but you can see the talent,” Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer told The Columbus Dispatch .
Former Buckeyes wide receiver and NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter was impressed with Haskins and believes good thing are ahead for the backup quarterback.
This wasn’t the first time Haskins saw the field this season. Haskins played against Army and went 4-4 with 46 yards.
“Last week was a little weird getting in for the first time,” Haskins said. “This game it was like, ‘OK, I’m in the flow of the game now.’ I was pretty comfortable.”