Barrett Will Miss Rest Of Season

J.T. Barrett's season is over after an ankle injury, Ohio State announced after the Michigan game Saturday. The Heisman candidate was tackled awkwardly and suffered a broken bone in his right ankle.

Ohio State has announced that redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett will miss the remainder of the 2014 with a right ankle fracture.

The Texas native and Heisman candidate, who accounted for three touchdowns in the game to set a Big Ten record with 45 on the season, sustained the injury early in the fourth quarter of Ohio State's 42-28 win against rival Michigan on Saturday.

Ohio State will now turn to sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones, who was the third-string quarterback in August behind Braxton Miller and Barrett. Meyer said Jones will take all reps in practice this week. His backup at the position is true freshman Stephen Collier, and redshirt freshman Jalin Marshll is also an option given that he played quarterback in high school and has taken snaps as OSU's wildcat QB this season.

When asked whether or not a team could still be competitive while trotting out its third-best option, Meyer said that his team certainly could be.

"Buckeyes can be," Meyer said. "I'm not worried about other teams. Buckeyes certainly can be good I've said this many times, the quarterback is a product of the guys around him and the guys around him are playing pretty good right now. The good thing is they a have similar skill set and so it's not like we're going to have to drastically change things."

Jones completed 2 of 3 passes after entering for 7 yards, and the 6-5, 250-pound native of Cleveland added two rushes for 18 yards.

Barrett took over in August from two time Big Ten MVP Braxton Miller, who is out for the season after shoulder surgery.


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