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Football: Quarterback J.T. Barrett will start for Ohio State

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett warms up before the start of the Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor

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.

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