Entering Saturday’s game against Rutgers, Ohio State redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett needed just three touchdown passes to break the school’s career passing touchdown record of 57 that Bobby Hoying set during his time at OSU from 1992 to 1995.
Barrett needed just one half to top the 21-year-old record.
At the 2:27 mark in the second quarter, Barrett found redshirt junior tight end Marcus Baugh over the middle for a 16-yard touchdown pass for Barrett’s 58th career passing touchdown. In his redshirt freshman season, Barrett accounted for 34 passing touchdowns and 45 total touchdowns. He had 11 touchdowns through the air and 11 on the ground in 2015.
Barrett was 16-for-23 for 176 yards passing and four touchdowns in the first half against Rutgers. He currently sits at 59 passing touchdowns.
With his first touchdown pass of the day, Barrett tied Joe Germaine for second-most passing touchdowns at 56.
Barrett currently sits at third in total career touchdowns with 84. Former quarterback Art Schlichter ranks second all-time with 85 touchdowns. Braxton Miller is the current record holder with 88 total touchdowns.