Oct 3, 2015; Bloomington, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) warms up before the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
3. Passing Game Really Favors Ohio State
OK, so J.T. Barrett only attempted four passes against Penn State, and he’s had his struggles this season, but the kid can throw. Just look at the 2014 season. As a redshirt freshman, Barrett threw for 2,834 yards, while completing 64.7 percent of his passes.
He also threw for 34 touchdowns against 10 picks. Yeah, the kid finished fifth in the Heisman voting for a reason.
So what’s this mean against the 2015 version of the Scarlet Knights?
Get ready Buckeye fans, because Barrett’s poised to have a prolific passing day. Rutgers’ secondary has been in shambles since Week 1, and they allow opposing teams to pass for 96 yards more than their season average.
The Buckeyes average 213.4 yards per game through the air–but that total mostly belongs to Cardale Jones.
To get an idea of what Barrett’s capable of, consider he averaged 236.1 yards per game last season. Add 96 yards to that, and lookout, J.T.’s going to surpass the 300 mark with room to spare.
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