J.T. Barrett keeps re-writing the Big Ten record books.
Barrett’s nine yard touchdown pass to Austin Mack marked the 107th touchdown the redshirt senior quarterback has been responsible for in his career, breaking Drew Brees’ Big Ten record from his time at Purdue (1997-2000). Here’s a look at the record breaking score:
It was Barrett’s third touchdown of the game and gave the Buckeyes a 38-7 lead.
This isn’t the first time Barrett has broken one of Brees’ conference records. As a freshman in 2014, Barrett’s 45 touchdowns surpassed the former Purdue signal caller’s then-record of 42, and were enough to earn Barrett conference awards for 2014’s best quarterback, and best freshman. The senior from Wichita Falls, TX isn’t done chasing Brees, either.
Barrett is currently third all-time on the Big Ten’s passing touchdowns list, and needs only 17 more to pass Brees for that prestigious mark, as well. Barring injury, it’s a fair bet that he’ll break that record as well at some point this season.