Ohio State's 2015 seniors on the cusp of 50 victories
Quarterback was responsible for Big Ten-record 45 touchdowns
Trip will feature overload of game action plus Cincinnati sights, sounds and tastes. And bling!
Team practices in shorts and helmets in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center
Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
The Buckeyes return home to The 'Shoe for Senior Day against the #9 Michigan State Spartans.
The Buckeyes travel to Piscataway, NJ for the first time to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on October 24, 2015.
Ohio State takes on Maryland in their Big Ten home opener on Homecoming weekend.
The Buckeyes travel to Bloomington for their Big Ten opener against the 4-0 Hoosiers.
Photos from No. 1 Ohio State's game with the Northern Illinois Huskies on September 19th, 2015.
Ohio State Overview: J.T. Barrett is the reigning Big Ten Conference quarterback of the year who went 11-1 as a freshman starting quarterback while setting 19 school and Big Ten Conference records, and he will be competing to win the job as Ohio State's starting quarterback in fall camp ... is coming off an injured ankle that occurred in the last game of the 2014 regular season vs. Michigan and caused him to miss the remainder of the season ... competed in some throwing drills during spring ball while continuing to rehabilitate the ankle ... is a third-year junior academically who is a sophomore eligibility-wise after a red-shirt season in 2013 ... he is majoring in communications.
2014 Season (Freshman): Barrett earned the back-up quarterback role during fall camp and two days later was elevated to No. 1 signal caller when two-time Big Ten player and quarterback of the year Braxton Miller re-injured his shoulder and was lost for the season ... Barrett was outstanding in relief of Miller ... he went 11-1 as the starting quarterback, including an 8-0 record in Big Ten starts to position the Buckeyes into the Big Ten championship game for the second year in a row ... before breaking an ankle against Michigan on the first play of the fourth quarter with the Buckeyes leading 28-21, Barrett had set 19 school records -- two Big Ten and 17 Ohio State -- and had put together such an outstanding season -- a school-record 3,772 total yards including 2,834 passing yards and 938 rushing yards; a Big Ten record 45 total touchdowns -- that he would be named the Big Ten's Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year, its Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year and its first-team all-conference quarterback at the conclusion of the season ... finished fifth in the 2014 Heisman Trophy voting and was a second-team All-American by The Sporting News ... named a freshman All-American by USA Today, Athlon's and Scout.com and was a finalist for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award as the best offensive player from the state of Texas ... set a Big Ten record by being named conference freshman of the week seven times ... was named a player of the week by the Big Ten or a national/regional entity 17 times (Big Ten freshman of the week seven times; Big Ten offensive player of the week three times; Maxwell Club national player, Athlon's national player and freshman -- twice, and Earl Campbell Tyler Rose national player of the week -- twice) ... he tied a school record with six touchdown passes vs. Kent State while connecting with a 25-year Ohio State best 11 different receivers ... had the second-most offensive yards in school history -- 409 -- vs. Cincinnati, including a personal best 330 yards passing and five touchdowns responsible for ... in white-out conditions at Penn State, Barrett rushed for two overtime touchdowns and played entire second half on a sprained MCL to lead the Buckeyes to the win ... threw for 300 yards, rushed for 86 and accounted for five touchdowns in road win at Michigan State and the Spartans' No. 5-ranked total defense ... came just 11 yards from a near-historic 200-yard rushing and 200-yard passing game vs. Minnesota with school-quarterback records of 189 rushing yards and an 86-yard touchdown rush, part of the 389-yard day ... staked the Buckeyes to a 28-21 lead entering the fourth quarter vs. Michigan with 131 passing yards, 89 rushing yards and three total touchdowns before his injury ... elected to forego the hospital visit right after breaking his ankle; instead opting to watch the rest of the game from the stands, in uniform and with fans' in absolute awe that he was sitting among them ... completed at least 70 percent of his passes in five games and at least 60 percent of his passes in 11 of his 12 starts ... finished 2nd nationally to Marcus Mariota in passing efficiency (169.8 rating) and was 10th nationally in total offense (314.3 yards per game) while leading the Big Ten in both categories ... also finished second in the Big Ten in passing yards per game (236.2) and ninth in rushing (78.2).
More on J.T.: Joe Thomas (J.T.) Barrett enrolled at Ohio State in January 2013 and spent the spring season working out, but not running, while recovering from his 2012 knee surgery ... he was considered one of the nation's premier dual threat quarterbacks in the Class of 2013, although his senior season came to an early end with a knee injury in the fifth game of the season ... rated as the No. 11 prospect in talent-rich Texas (247Sports) and a consensus four-star cornerback (ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports) ... a top 150 player by both Scout and 247Sports and on the ESPN 300 ... Barrett rushed for 569 yards with seven touchdowns and passed for 784 yards and five scores as a senior prior to the injury ... he rushed for over 1,500 yards with nine touchdowns and passed for over 1,600 yards and 14 touchdowns for coach Jim Garfield's Raiders as a junior ... he is the son of Stacy and Joe Barrett and he has two brothers: Xavier and Stephen.
J.T. BARRETT MAJOR AWARDS & HONORS
2014 - Big Ten Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year
2014 - All-Big Ten (coaches and media)
2014 - Big Ten Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year
2014 - National Freshman of the Year (CFB Performance Awards)
J.T. BARRETT RECORDS
45 - Touchdowns responsible for, season
7 - Freshman of the week awards, season
45 - Touchdowns responsible for, season
34 - Touchdown passes, season
3,772 - Total yards, season
64.6 - Career completion pct.
6 - Touchdown passes, game (vs. Kent State)
6 - Touchdowns responsible for, game (vs. Kent State)
236.2 - Career passing yards per game
12 - Consecutive passes completed, season
169.8 - Passing efficiency, season
11 - *Most wins by first-year starting QB
314.3 - Average total offensive yards, season
314.3 - Average total offensive yards, career
11 - Games gaining 200 or more yards total offense, season
7 - Games gaining 300 or more yards total offense, season
1 - Games gaining 400 or more yards total offense, season
189 - Rushing yards by an Ohio State QB, game
86 - Longest rush by an Ohio State QB
BARRETT'S CAREER PASSING STATS
BARRETT'S CAREER RUSHING STATS
BARRETT'S CAREER TOTAL OFFENSE STATS
Completions........................... 26 vs. Cincinnati (9/27/14)
Attempts................................. 36 vs. Cincinnati (9/27/14)
Yards Passing......................... 330 vs. Cincinnati (9/27/14)
TD passes............................... *6 vs. Kent (9/13/14)
Longest Completion................ 80 vs. Navy (8/30/14)
Yards Rushing........................ ^189 at Minnesota (11/25/14)
Rushing Attempts................... 24 vs. Virginia Tech (9/6/14)
Longest Rush.......................... ^86/TD at Minnesota (11/25/14)
Rushing TDs........................... 2 (4x) last vs. Michigan (11/29/14)
Total Offense.......................... 409 vs. Cincinnati (9/27/14)
Total Touchdowns.................. *6 vs. Kent (9/13/14)
*Indicates school records; ^School QB records
BARRETT'S GAME-BY-GAME PASSING
|at Penn State||19||12||2||63.2||74||1|
|at Michigan State||26||16||0||61.5||300||3|
BARRETT'S GAME-BY-GAME RUSHING
|at Penn State||20||75||2|
|at Michigan State||14||86||2|