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J.T. Barrett named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for record 7th time

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Despite watching the majority of the fourth quarter from the stands, Ohio State redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett has been named the Big Ten Offensive Freshman of the Week for the seventh time this season, breaking the Big Ten record set by Nathan Scheelhaase.

The Wichita Falls, Texas, native accounted for three touchdowns and 265 yards of total offense in a 42-28 win over the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday before leaving the game in the fourth quarter after suffering a fractured ankle.

Barrett finished his 2014-15 with 3,772 total yards of offense and 45 touchdowns responsible for, which breaks the Big Ten record held by former Purdue and current New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

The redshirt-freshman took over for injured senior Braxton Miller less than two weeks before the start of the season after Miller suffered a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder.

The Big Ten Offensive Freshman of the Week award has now been given to a Buckeye in eight out of 14 weeks this season, as redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall won the award last week after a four-touchdown performance against Indiana.

Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones is expected to make his first career start Saturday against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game in place of Barrett.

Kickoff is set for 8:17 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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