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Dwayne Haskins breaks Drew Brees, Curtis Painter’s Big Ten touchdown, yardage records

With four passing TDs, Haskins wrote his name at the top of the conference’s record book.

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Matt Tamanini Matt Tamanini is the co-managing editor of Land-Grant Holy Land having joined the site in 2016.

After breaking Joe Germaine (yards) and J.T. Barrett’s (TDs) single-season school passing records last week against Maryland, Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins is turning in an impressive performance against the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines, and in the process he eclipsed Drew Brees’ 1998 single-season Big Ten passing TD record of 39 passing scores.

Coming into the game with 36 throwing TDs, Haskins used two 24-yard touchdowns to true-freshman Chris Olave, a 31-yard connection with senior captain Johnnie Dixon, and a one-yard score to K.J. Hill to pass the former Purdue QB’s record. While Barrett certainly still has many of the program’s career records, Haskins has clearly cemented his name in Ohio State lore.

Haskins also entered the game exactly 300 yards behind another former Purdue passer, Chris Painter, for the B1G’s single-season passing yards record of 3,985 yards. On the drive, Haskins also threw for 11 yards, setting a new record in that category as well.

Congratulations to Haskins, the offensive line, and all of Zone 6 on the record.