Though he threw for a personal-record four interceptions in No. 6 Ohio State’s 55-24 loss to Iowa on Saturday, quarterback J.T. Barrett was named a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Tuesday.
In his redshirt senior season, Barrett has completed 189-of-280 passes for 2,374 yards, including 28 touchdowns passes and five interceptions. He has added 517 rushing yards on 101 carries.
Saturday against the Hawkeyes, Barrett went 18-for-34 for 208 yards and rushed 14 times for 63 yards. He threw four interceptions, however, the most in his collegiate career. He had only thrown more than two interceptions in a game once — against Virginia Tech in 2014 — before his poor showing against Iowa.
The week prior, Barrett had thrust himself into Heisman Trophy contention with a 33-for-39, 328-passing yard performance in the Buckeyes’ 39-38 comeback win versus Penn State.
Barrett’s Buckeyes will be back in action against Michigan State at noon Saturday at Ohio Stadium.