Ohio State Quarterback J.T. Barrett Breaks Drew Brees' Big Ten Touchdown Record

By Dan Hope on September 16, 2017 at 7:28 pm

With three touchdowns in today's game against Army, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has broken Drew Brees' record for the most total touchdowns in Big Ten history.

Barrett had been responsible for 104 touchdowns in his Ohio State career entering the day. He ran the ball into the end zone from five yards out to score his 105th career touchdown on the Buckeyes' first possession of the game. His record-tying 106th touchdown came in the third quarter, when Barrett completed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Terry McLaurin. He broke the record with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Austin Mack in the fourth quarter.

Barrett broke the record by passing for 74 touchdowns, also an Ohio State record, and rushing for 33 touchdowns.

Brees, now the quarterback for the NFL's New Orleans Saints, previously set the record by passing for 90 touchdowns, running for 14 touchdowns and catching two touchdown passes for Purdue from 1997 to 2000.

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