Ohio State didn’t have a game this weekend, but it was dealt a loss.
Buckeyes starting quarterback J.T. Barrett was arrested Saturday morning for operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI). It was first reported by Eleven Warriors, followed by ESPN and confirmed by Ohio State.
Per the report Barrett, still only 20, was arrested after trying to avoid a Columbus DUI checkpoint and failing a breathalyzer test. He was then released to quarterback Cardale Jones.
Barrett is being suspended for one game, per OSU. He had only regained the starting job from Jones a week ago after losing it late last season following a broken ankle against Michigan.
Just as Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer made the switch back to Barrett, he's found himself in some hot water. Ohio State plays Minnesota—sans Barrett—and then Illinois before the two big showdowns with Michigan State and Michigan.To read more or comment...
Ohio State has a new starting quarterback. Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer announced on Tuesday that J.T. Barrett will start on Saturday against Rutgers.
Junior Cardale Jones started the first six games of the season for the Buckeyes.
"J.T. has earned the right to start Saturday at Rutgers," head coach Urban Meyer told the media.To read more or comment...
Below are short videos of head coach Urban Meyer, quarterback J.T. Barrett and running back Ezekiel Elliott following Ohio State's 38-10 win against Penn State Saturday night.
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When Ohio State hosts Penn State on Saturday night, the Buckeyes will look altogether differrent.
For the first time ever, the Buckeyes will be clad in all-black jerseys. Ohio State is calling the game a "Dark Night in The Shoe." Perhaps it's meant to contrast Penn State's annual "White Out" in Happy Valley, or it's just OSU taking further advantage of its partnership with Nike, which helped design the jerseys.
During a news conference, Ohio State head caoch Urban Meyer said Nike showed him the jerseys and his first reaction for the tradition-rich Buckeyes was "no way, no chance."To read more or comment...
Rushing for a career high was enough to help Ohio State junior running back Ezekiel Elliott to be named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.
Elliott ran for 274 yards on Saturday during Ohio State's 34-27 road win over Indiana. He averaged 11.9 yards per carry in the game thanks largely to runs of 55, 65 and 75 yards.
Elliott's rushing total is the second most in Ohio State history behind Eddie George's 314-yard day against Illinois in 1995. He has three of the top 10 single game rushing totals in school history.To read more or comment...