After several weeks of battling inconsistency, and even some musical chairs at the position, Ohio State seems to have finally found their quarterback in J.T. Barrett. And now that the position change is settled, the Buckeyes are back in the business of piling up yards, highlights, and more importantly, points. And with that kind of effort, awards are sure to follow.
J.T. Barrett was named co-Big Ten offensive player of the week today, sharing the award with Michigan State's Connor Cook. Barrett was an efficient 14-18 passing for 224 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 101 yards and two scores himself. Barrett's passing included a 50-yard strike to Michael Thomas for a score. Barrett's 324 total yards paced an impressive total offensive performance for the Buckeyes, who cruised to 528 total yards, and 49 points, in the win at Rutgers.
This is Barrett's 18th player of the week award, after he seemingly won it every week last season. If he remains healthy this season, we suspect this won't be his last.