J.T. Barrett passes Drew Brees, leaves Ohio State as B1G's most productive offensive player in history
It just wouldn’t seem fitting if J.T. Barrett finished his career without breaking another record. And that’s exactly what the Ohio State quarterback did in Friday night’s Cotton Bowl.
In Friday’s game against USC, Barrett racked up just enough offense to pass Drew Brees as the B1G’s all-time leader in total yardage. When the Cotton Bowl came to an end, the Ohio State quarterback’s career total reached 12,697 yards, slightly edging out Brees.
The former Purdue quarterback racked up 12,692 total yards in his career.
☑️ Pass Drew Brees as Big Ten's all-time total offense leader
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☑️ Go out a winner
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For Barrett, it was another feather in the cap of one of the most decorated college quarterbacks to ever play the game. He has rewritten the Ohio State and B1G record books during his four season in Columbus.
Barrett also finished his career with his 38th win as a starter for the Scarlet and Gray, as the Buckeyes knocked off the Trojans 24-7. He totaled 114 passing yards, 66 rushing yards and scored a pair of touchdowns on the ground.
Ohio State finished the year 12-2.