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WASHINGTON (AP) — Dwayne Haskins learned patience from waiting behind J.T. Barrett at Ohio State that he could need to lean on before he becomes the Redskins' franchise...
WHO: Dwayne Haskins Jr.
YEAR/POSITION/SCHOOL: Sophomore, QB, Ohio State
BIO: After a redshirt year, the New Jersey native who played prep ball in Potomac, Maryland, waited his turn behind J.T. Barrett last year. His legend grew as he came in the 2017 Michigan game after a Barrett injury and led the Buckeyes to a come-from-behind victory. He became the undisputed starter last summer when Joe Burrow transferred to LSU.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — For J.T. Barrett, playing in the 93rd East-West Shrine game was more about showing what type of leader he is than impressing statistically.
"I think, at the end of the day, I wanted to show I could command the offense," the Big Ten's career total yardage leader said Saturday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Reloading is going to be more challenging than usual this time for Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, who is accustomed to losing much of his talent to the NFL each year.
Seven fifth-year seniors who were key contributors this season are departing, including quarterback J.T. Barrett — a four-year starter who holds nearly every Ohio State passing and scoring record — and defensive end Tyquan Lewis, the 2016 Big Ten defensive player of the year.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ohio State (11-2, Big Ten) vs Southern California (11-2, Pac-12), Dec. 29, 8:30 p.m. EST
LOCATION: Arlington, Texas
Ohio State: QB J.T. Barrett, 2,939 yards passing with 35 TDs; 732 yards rushing with 10 TDs.
USC: RB Ronald Jones, 1,486 yards rushing, 18 TDs; QB Sam Darnold 3,787 yards passing, 31 TDs (26 passing, five rushing)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — J.T. Barrett felt and played like his old self Saturday.
The only thing that would make the Ohio State quarterback feel better would be making the playoffs.
Six days after undergoing surgery on his right knee, Barrett started the game, threw two touchdown passes, ran for another and led No. 8 Ohio State to a 27-21 victory over previously unbeaten No. 3 Wisconsin for the Buckeyes' first Big Ten title since their 2014 national championship run.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — J.T. Barrett has seen enough Big Ten championship games from the sideline.
So just six days after undergoing surgery on his injured right knee, the Ohio State quarterback is preparing to start on Saturday against No. 3 Wisconsin.
Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said Friday that Barrett, the three-time conference quarterback of the year, has been cleared to play after undergoing 15 hours of treatment per day since having a procedure he did not specify.
No. 3 Wisconsin (12-0, 9-0 Big Ten, CFP No. 4) vs. No. 8 Ohio State (10-2, 8-1, CFP No. 8), Big Ten championship at Indianapolis, Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (Fox)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins is giving the Buckeyes glimpses of 2014 Cardale Jones as they roll into the Big Ten Championship game against No. 3 Wisconsin.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Division champions Ohio State and Wisconsin have four players apiece on the coaches' All-Big Ten first team for offense.
The conference announced the offensive honorees on Wednesday. Postseason individual awards will be announced Thursday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said quarterback J.T. Barrett is "probable" to play in the Big Ten Championship game on Saturday.
Meyer on Monday said Barrett, who left the game with a knee injury in the third quarter during a win over Michigan on Saturday, is "really doing a nice job with all the rehab."
The decision whether to start Barrett or backup Dwayne Haskins will be made later in the week. Barrett did not practice Sunday.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett said he was simply trying to warm up, throwing some passes behind the sideline, when someone made contact with him and aggravated an injury.
Barrett left the game in the third quarter, limping off the field because his right knee was hurting. Dwayne Haskins relieved Barrett and helped lead the eighth-ranked Buckeyes to a 31-20 victory against Michigan on Saturday.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Dwayne Haskins did what Ohio State quarterbacks have been doing for more than a decade. He beat Michigan.
The latest victory, though, came with a bizarre twist.
Haskins replaced injured star J.T. Barrett and led the eighth-ranked Buckeyes from behind to beat the Wolverines 31-20 Saturday for their sixth straight win in a rivalry they've dominated no matter who's under center.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — J.T. Barrett helped bring Ohio State a national championship but has heard hysterical fans demanding he be benched. He has broken nearly every school passing and scoring record but isn't considered a top NFL prospect.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 8 Ohio State can look ahead to Michigan and trying to find the narrow path back into the playoff hunt.
Coach Urban Meyer this week had refused to talk about the future beyond Saturday's game against Illinois, which ended in a 52-14 blowout by the Buckeyes in sheets of driving rain at Ohio Stadium.
Illinois (2-8, 0-7 Big Ten) at No. 8 Ohio State (8-2, 6-1, CFP No. 9), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC).
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 11 Ohio State put to rest any notion that it wouldn't be motivated to finish strong after a surprising loss last week dropped the Buckeyes out of national championship contention.
The Buckeyes came out fast, scoring on five of their first six possessions on the way to a 48-3 rout of No. 13 Michigan State, a team that has given them headaches in recent years.
No. 25 Iowa (6-3, 3-3 Big Ten, CFP No. 20) at No. 6 Wisconsin (9-0, 6-0, CFP No. 8), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
No. 3 Ohio State (7-1, 5-0 Big Ten, CFP No. 6) at Iowa (5-3, 2-3), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN).
Line: Ohio State by 18.
Series record: Ohio State leads 47-14-3
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Ohio State revived its playoff hopes with a comeback win over Penn State last week. But the Buckeyes and win six straight and likely have to win out to get back to the College Football Playoff for the third time in four seasons. Iowa could use a big win in what's been a disappointing season so far.
Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 7 Penn State (No. 7 CFP) at No. 24 Michigan State (No. 24 CFP).
—J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, accounted for 423 yards and threw four TD pass, including 16-yarder to Marcus Baugh with 1:48 left, to give the No. 6 Buckeyes a 39-38 victory over No. 2 Penn State.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — J.T. Barrett hit Marcus Baugh with a 16-yard touchdown pass with 1:48 left in the fourth quarter and No. 6 Ohio State rallied from 11 points down in the final five minutes to hand No. 2 Penn State its first loss, 39-38 on Saturday.
Barrett played one of the best games of his decorated career, going 33 for 39 for 328 yards and four touchdown passes, three in the fourth quarter after the Buckeyes (7-1, 5-0 Big Ten) were down 35-20.
The Big Ten game of the year lived up to its billing, Notre Dame pounded another Top 25 team and Iowa State continued to break the Big 12.
Three days before the first College Football Playoff rankings will be announced Ohio State made the biggest statement of all. The Buckeyes could force the committee into some tough choices down the road.
Thoughts, takedowns and takeaways from week nine of the college football season.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In the tunnel at Ohio Stadium that leads from locker room to the field, J.T. Barrett was posing for pictures with friends, receiving handshakes and hugs and thanking one older man with a scratchy voice for screaming himself hoarse.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — J.T. Barrett hasn't been playing at Ohio State forever. It just seems like it to Penn State coach James Franklin .
Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week:
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A month ago some Ohio State faithful urged the benching of quarterback J.T. Barrett because of the anemic passing game. Now he's being talked about as a potential Heisman Trophy candidate.
It's been all good lately for the fifth-year senior, statistically the best quarterback to ever play at Ohio State.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett led eight straight touchdown drives against Nebraska before his night ended early in the fourth quarter Saturday night.
The wind had kicked up and the temperature had dropped into the 40s as he stood with punter Drue Chrisman while the clock wound down.
"It's cold here on the sideline," Barrett recalled saying. That's when Chrisman reminded him that Ohio State hadn't punted.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Maryland tried to mix things up right from the start Saturday, trying a flea-flicker on its first offensive play. Ohio State linebacker Dante Booker wasn't fooled. He sacked Max Bortenschlager for a 4-yard loss.
Matter of fact, the Buckeyes had little trouble with the Terrapins all game.
The stingy No. 10 Buckeyes held Maryland to 66 total yards — their fewest yards allowed since yielding 60 against Indiana in 1960 — in a 62-14 rout.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — J.T. Barrett came to Ohio State looking to become the starting quarterback, win some games and be successful.
He has more than exceeded expectations. He's now the Buckeyes' career passing leader.
Barrett threw three touchdown passes and took over the top spot in the Ohio State record book from Art Schlichter in leading the 11th-ranked Buckeyes to a 56-0 victory over Rutgers on Saturday night.