There’s a new name at the top of the Big Ten record books. After finding Terry McLaurin for a 14-yard touchdown, Ohio State football star J.T. Barrett officially surpassed Drew Brees for most career touchdowns in conference history.
Brees held the record for the last 17 years, with 90 touchdown strikes for the Purdue Boilermakers.
The bulk of Barrett’s touchdowns came as a freshman playing at Ohio State. After missing extended action due to injury as a sophomore, he had a bounce back campaign as a junior.
His senior season might be his best yet. Barrett has found the end zone 22 times already this year, remarkably only throwing one interception.
👀🏈DOUBLE TAKE 🏈👀
HERE WE GO! @JT_theQB4th finds @TheTerry_25 for TD No. 1 today as @OhioStateFB climbs back to within 21-10 #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/J6Cw6O7vgl
— Ohio State Buckeyes 🌰 (@OhioStAthletics) October 28, 2017
The record won’t mean nearly as much if it comes in a losing effort, though. Despite leading in nearly every offensive category in the first half, the Buckeyes trail the Penn State Nittany Lions by 11 points to open the second half.
Barrett will likely need to find the end zone several more times if Ohio State is going to pull this one out. They’ve managed to have success against Penn State so far, but superb special teams has kept the Nittany Lions in the drivers seat.
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