If you’re going to start a season, why not make it a record-setting performance?
That’s exactly what Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett did in the No. 6 Buckeyes’ 77-10 romp against Bowling Green. He accounted for seven touchdowns (six passing, one rushing) while throwing for 349 yards and running for 30 more. The seven TDs are a new Ohio State single-game record.
It’s only one game, but Barrett looked every bit like the player experts thought he would be this season. ESPN‘s Mark Schlabach feels the same way, as he ranked Barrett his No. 1 Heisman candidate in his recap after Saturday’s games.
Here’s what Schlabach had to say about Barrett’s record start.
Barrett accounted for a school-record seven touchdowns (six pass, one rush) in the Buckeyes’ rout of Bowling Green. It was his second career game with six touchdown passes and he became the sixth OSU player to throw 50 career touchdowns.
But the Ohio State mentions didn’t end there. Schlabach has the Buckeyes No. 4 in his playoff rankings, joining Alabama, Houston and Michigan.
Barrett will have another opportunity to excel when Ohio State plays Tulsa on Saturday.