When you put up monster numbers, people are going to notice. That's exactly what J.T. Barrett did against Cincinnati, torching the Bearcats by going 26/36 for 330 yards and four TDs, while running for 79 more yards on 14 carries, as Ohio State lit up Cincinnati to the tune of 50 points and 710 total yards. Together, Barrett accounted for the 2nd most total yards in Ohio State history, and the most since 1981.
And now, he's getting a big, or shall we say, B1G, award. Barrett has been named the Big Ten co-freshman of the week thanks to his exploits, an award that he shares with linebacker Anthony Ward of Northwestern.
This is the 3rd time Barrett has won the freshman of the week honor (4th best in Big Ten history), and given the playmakers around him in Ohio State's offense, it's likely that this won't be the last time he's given the honor. Nate Scheelhaase won the award a record six times in 2010, followed by Penn State's Christian Hackenberg with five times, and Wisconsin's James White with four. Barrett could potentially break all those records.
Congrats, and well deserved.