After his team’s offense got off to a slow start against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer decided to mix things up and replaced quarterback Cardale Jones with J.T. Barrett, who was the team’s starter last year before suffering a broken ankle in the regular season finale against Michigan.
Barrett’s substitution was reported by Bleacher Report’s Ben Axelrod.
J.T. Barrett heading in for the Buckeyes.
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) September 12, 2015
Sure enough, Barrett came in and led the Buckeyes on a 35-yard drive that ended with a one-yard touchdown run by Ezekiel Elliott to make the score 14-0. It was definitely an odd decision, as Jones was 6 of 9 for 82 yards before Barrett came in.
Whether or not this was just a change of pace move by Meyer or one that will see Barrett play the rest of the game remains to be seen, but Campus Sports will update this story as the game progresses.
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