It took him 40 games to get there, but J.T. Barrett is now the all-time passing leader in Ohio State history, passing Art Schlichter and his 7,457 yards—which had stood as the record since 1981.
He broke the record on a 13-yard completion to Terry McLaurin in the closing minutes of the first half against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
The first quarter against the Scarlet Knights did not get off to a great start, as Barrett only had 34 yards of passing after the first quarter. However, a 70-yard touchdown to Johnnie Dixon, as well as a 39-yard completion to Dixon in the second quarter propelled Barrett to breaking the record on the road in Piscataway, N.J.
Entering the game, Barrett needed 201 yards to be the outright leader for the record. At the end of the first two quarters, he had 216 yards.
This isn’t the only record Barrett has. He sits atop the Big Ten for most TDs responsible for, as well as numerous other OSU records, including most passing touchdowns for a career and most passing TDs in a season.