It hasn’t always been the smoothest of seasons for the Buckeyes, but one thing that Ohio State fans have been able to count on all year has been the consistent production of redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins, and on Saturday in College Park, Md., just miles from his childhood home, the QB blew past the OSU single-season passing record.
In the second quarter, Haskins found Terry McLaurin for 68 yards to pass Joe Germaine’s 3,330 yards from the 1998 season. Haskins still has the rest of the Maryland game, and at least two more contests to add to his newly established record.
With less less than one minute left in regulation, Haskins found Binjimen Victor for a three-yard touchdown. The passing score was Haskins’ 36 of the season, surpassing the previous program record of 35 set by J.T. Barrett last year.
The OSU signal-caller already has set the single-game records for passing yards (470), attempts (73), and completions (49). Before the game, he already had the single-season passing completions record.
Also, Haskins has already climbed into 12th place in program history in terms of career passing yards. Depending on how the rest of the season goes, he is within reach of No. 11 Craig Krenzel (4,493), and if the Buckeyes some how make the College Football Playoffs, he could pass Jim Karsatos’ 5,089 yards to take over 10th place.
From there, if Haskins decides to return for his junior season, every other spot on the list is practically guaranteed — barring injury or suspension — as he chases Barrett’s 9,434 school record.