Urban Meyer Names Cardale Jones The Starting Quarterback For Ohio State's Game Saturday Against Western Michigan

By Tim Shoemaker on September 23, 2015 at 6:35 pm
Cardale Jones takes a snap.

After two weeks of suspect play at the quarterback position, Urban Meyer has decided not to make a change. Cardale Jones will start for Ohio State on Saturday against Western Michigan, Meyer announced Wednesday after practice.

Jones has started each of the first three games for the top-ranked Buckeyes, but after poor performances against both Hawai'i and Northern Illinois, he was replaced by J.T. Barrett. 

Barrett, however, did not do enough in either of those relief appearances to win the job, according to Meyer.

"I don't know that right now," Meyer said of his quarterback situation following Ohio State's 20-13 win over the Huskies. "I haven't had time to think about it."

It appears Jones will be the guy from here on out, though.

Through three games this season, Jones is 26-for-46 passing for 334 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. He's also carried the ball 21 times for 115 yards and a score. Barrett is 20-for-35 through the air for 193 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He has five carries for 65 yards.

The Buckeyes host Western Michigan 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Ohio Stadium.

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