For the third time this season, Ohio State redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett has been named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.
Barrett also collected his fifth Big Ten Offensive Freshman of the Week award after completing 16 of 26 passes for 300 yards and three scores through the air in a 49-37 win against Michigan State. He also added another 86 yards on the ground to go along with two more touchdowns in the win.
Barrett last won both awards Oct. 20., following a 56-17 win against Rutgers two days earlier.
The Davey O’Brien award semifinalist has completed 150 of his 233 pass attempts on the season, throwing 26 touchdown passes to just seven interceptions. Barrett is also the Buckeyes’ second leading rusher, as he has accumulated 582 yards on the ground to go along with eight scores.
Barrett is just four touchdown passes away from tying 2006 Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith’s school record for touchdown passes in a season. Barrett currently ranks third on the list.
Barrett and the Buckeyes are scheduled to return to action Saturday at noon against the Minnesota Golden Gophers in Minneapolis.