PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — J.T. Barrett threw three landing passes and have become Ohio State’s profession passing yardage chief in main the eleventh-ranked Buckeyes to a fifty six-zero victory over Rutgers on Saturday night time.
Mike Weber ran for a profession-excessive three touchdowns and Ohio State (four-1, 2-zero Huge Ten) blanked Rutgers (1-four, zero-2) for the second straight yr. The Buckeyes have gained three straight after being upset by Oklahoma.
This marked the second assembly between Ohio Stata coach City Meyer and former defensive coordinator and now Scarlet Knights coach Chris Ash. It additionally marked the primary time former Rutgers coach and present Buckeyes defensive coordinator Greg Schiano returned to Excessive Level Options Stadium for a recreation.
This one wasn’t a lot of a contest with Ohio State outgaining Rutgers 628-209.
The Scarlet Knights, who have been crushed by the Buckeyes fifty eight-zero final yr, had an embarrassing finish to their night time as Andrew Harte’s 32-yard area aim try banged off the upright within the last minute.
Barrett threw landing passes of 70 and 39 yards to Johnnie Dixon within the first half in constructing a 35-zero lead. The fifth-yr senior added a 22-yard strike to Binjimen Victor within the third quarter for his eighth landing within the final two video games and thirteenth of the season.
“J.T. is a superb participant. J.T. is a pacesetter, and I’ve obtained nothing however respect for J.T., and he clearly makes a whole lot of performs for that soccer workforce,” Ash stated.
Weber, a 1,000-yard rusher final yr as a freshman, scored on runs of 1, three and a couple of yards in displaying indicators that the hamstring damage that restricted him to seven carries this season is healed.
Barrett completed 14 of twenty-two for 275 yards. He has 7,622 yards passing, surpassing Artwork Schlichter (7,547) for the highest spot in Buckeyes historical past. Barrett’s 364 yards in complete offense (89 dashing) put him over 10,000 for his profession (10,350).
“I feel it’s an incredible honor,” Barrett stated. “I got here to Ohio State, I all the time needed to be a quarterback there, and win soccer video games and be productive. This can be a nice honor and I’m simply going to concentrate on profitable soccer video games.”
Backup Dwayne Haskins threw a 35-yard fourth-quarter landing cross to Demario McCall, who additionally had a forty eight-yard scamper to shut out the scoring.
Rutgers quarterbacks Kyle Bolin and freshman Johnathan Lewis have been underneath strain. Bolin was 5 of 14 for fifty six yards. Lewis was three of 10 for 21 yards and two interceptions, together with one by linebacker Dante Booker on the Buckeyes thirteen late within the first…