How ridiculous is this: Dwayne Haskins, in six starts as Ohio State’s quarterback, has surpassed Buckeyes legend Rex Kern for 16th on the school’s all-time passing yardage list with 2,484. Granted, Kern (2,444 yards) played for the Scarlet and Gray in 1968-70, an era when the “3-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust” gang rarely threw. After all, coach Woody Hayes felt that only three things could happen when a guy threw and two of them were bad.

Still, Haskins has amazed just about everyone this season by throwing for 1,919 yards; he entered the season with 565 passing yards in limited duty.

With 455 yards passing last week against Indiana, the sophomore came close to breaking Art Schlichter’s single-game record (458) which has stood since 1981.

Haskins already broke the OSU record for five-touchdown games in a season with his third against the Hoosiers; he had six in that game. That also tied the school record; J.T. Barrett had six TDs twice and Kenny Guiton once.

That’s one record down for OSU and so many are poised to fall, or could fall. The only question is health, and whether the Buckeyes will play enough close games to keep their starters in long enough for a chance at these marks:

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Yards in a season: Haskins has 1,919 after six games, easily on pace to break Joe Germaine’s mark of 3,330 set in 1998. That’s before even accounting for a possible Big Ten championship game or a bowl game (or two postseason games if things go really well).

Attempts in a season: Again this mark belongs to Germaine and again it was set 20 years ago. He had 384 throws in 1998; Haskins has 198, just on pace to set the new standard.

Completions in a season: The ink is barely dry on this one. Barrett broke the school record with 233 in 2016, then broke it again with 240 last season. Haskins has 142, way ahead of record pace.

Completion percentage, season: Troy Smith set this standard in his Heisman Trophy season, 2006. He completed 65.3 percent of his passes; Barrett cleared 64 percent twice but could not quite break the record. Haskins is at 71.7 percent (142-of-198) this year.

Consecutive games, 200 yards passing: Haskins has a streak of six. Germaine had 10 in a row in, yep, 1998.

Passer efficiency: Barrett has the record (minimum 100 completions) at 169.8 in 2014. Haskins is at 190.8.

Total offense, season: Haskins might break this without the benefit of a postseason, nor does he have to run much. Barrett had 3,851 in 2017; Haskins is at 1,962 with just 43 yards coming on the ground.


Yards per game: The 2013 Buckeyes averaged 511.9 yards and came extremely close to breaking it the next season, averaging 511.6 a game. This year, OSU is putting up 566.2 yards per game.

Yards per rush: The Buckeyes are averaging 4.7 yards a carry, ahead of the record pace of the 1989 team which had a 4.4-yard average.

Points: OSU is scoring 49 points a game, which equals 588 over a 12-game regular season. But if the Buckeyes reach the B1G title game then a bowl (or two) they could surpass the 672 points scored by the 2014 national championship squad.