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Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins breaks Big Ten total yards, total touchdown records

Simba gonna Simba!

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

It has been a record-breaking season for Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, as he holds more than 20 OSU records, and now has secured his fourth major Big Ten conference record, as he passes former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson for the single-season total yards mark.

“Shoelace” set the previous record of 4,272 yards in 13 games (including the Gator Bowl) in the 2010 season. In the first quarter of Haskins’ 13th game — the 2018 Big Ten Championship Game —the Buckeye quarterback passed that total on a 17-yard pass to Parris Campbell.

This new entry into the B1G record book goes along with his marks for most passing touchdowns in a single season (previously held by Purdue’s Drew Brees) and most passing yards in a single season (previously held by Purdue’s Curtis Painter). Both of those new records were set last Saturday against Michigan, and were joined on Monday when Haskins earned his sixth B1G Offensive Player of the Week honor, which broke Buckeye Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith’s record.

In the second quarter, Haskins broke another conference record, as his second touchdown of the day was his 48th of the season, passing J.T. Barrett’s single-season mark set last year. His first two scores in the game were 16-yard and 42-yard scores to Terry McLaurin.

Congrats to Simba on one of — if not the — most impressive seasons in Ohio State and Big Ten history.