J.T. Barrett Named Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week

By DJ Byrnes on September 1, 2014 at 10:45a
J.T. Barrett and DeSean Hamilton

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J.T. Barrett did about as well as could be asked from a redshirt freshman making his first collegiate start on the road against a quality foe like Navy. It was good enough to earn him Co-Freshman of the Week honors.

Barrett made some freshman mistakes, but overall, the Wichita Falls, Texas product shined on the day. Barrett completed 12 of 15 passes for 226 yards, and he chipped in a team-leading 50 yards on the ground.

According to a release from Ohio State, Barrett's last four passes alone went for 130 yards and two touchdowns.

It's Ohio State's first Freshman of the Week since Dontre Wilson captured 
Co-Freshmen of the Week

The other freshman to earn Freshman of the Week honors is Penn State's wide receiver, DeSean Hamilton.

Penn State topped UCF in Ireland, 26-24, over the weekend, and the freshman from Fredericksburg, Virginia, broke PSU freshmen records for receptions (11) and receiving yards (165). He was the first PSU's freshman since 2005 to eclipse 100 receiving yards in a game.

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