INDIANAPOLIS — Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett will start in his first-ever Big Ten championship game, head coach Urban Meyer told Fox 40 minutes prior to the start of the game against Wisconsin.
“He’s going to give it a go. He’ll start,” Meyer said.
The redshirt senior was forced to leave the team’s last game against Michigan with a knee injury and reportedly underwent arthroscopic surgery Sunday. He was replaced in the game against Michigan with redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins.
Barrett finished the game 3-for-8 with 30 passing yards and a touchdown, as well as 15 carries for 67 yards and a rushing touchdown. Haskins went 6-for-7 with 94 passing yards. He rushed three times for 24 yards.
The game is scheduled to kickoff at 8:17 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.