If there were any NFL questions, Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett probably answered them on Saturday night.
Granted, he was still just minutes removed from the Buckeyes’ 31-0 loss at the hands of Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl, but Barrett made clear in his postgame talk with the media that isn’t thinking about walking away from Ohio State, despite what could be a forgettable final memory.
“It would be really hard for me to walk away,” Barrett said after the game.
J.T. Barrett says "it'd be very hard" to walk away from OSU after losing 31-0.
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) January 1, 2017
J.T. Barrett in the postgame: "It will be really hard for me to walk away when we just lost 31-0."
— Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) January 1, 2017
Barrett and the offense struggled in the loss in the College Football Playoff semifinal in Glendale, Ariz. He was 19-for-33 passing for only 127 yards, 2 interceptions and no touchdowns. He also rushed for minus-2 yards on 11 carries.
As a team, Ohio State put up only 215 total yards and had 3 turnovers.
It was the first time the Buckeyes were shut out since Nov. 20, 1993 vs. Michigan. Barrett wasn’t even born yet.
Last time Ohio State was shutout 11-20-93 vs. Michigan. J.T. Barrett had not been born & Urban Meyer was 29-year old Colorado State WR coach
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) January 1, 2017