Ohio State's J.T. Barrett Named Big Ten Offensive Player Of The Week

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett opened the 2016 season as the conference offensive player of the week.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett threw a pick-six on the Buckeyes' first drive against Bowling Green. He shook that off and ended up setting a new school record for total touchdowns responsible for on his way to being named Big Ten offensive player of the week.

The Buckeyes beat Bowling Green, 77-10, to open he 2016 slate, and Barrett threw six touchdowns and ran for another in the route. He totaled 349 yards through the air and ran for 30 while finding four different receivers for touchdowns. 

Barrett's honor was his fifth as a Buckeye to go along with the seven freshman of the week awards he won in 2014. His seven touchdowns against the Falcons broke the record he held with Tony Curcillo (1951) and Kenny Guiton (2013). Barrett's six touchdown passes also tied the program best mark he already shared with Guiton.

The junior's 349 passing yards were a personal best and accounted for a huge chunk of the team's 776 total offensive yards, which amounted to a new program record.

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