Ohio State's J.T. Barrett Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week For Record-Tying Ninth Time

By Dan Hope on October 30, 2017 at 10:32 am
J.T. Barrett

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett tied another conference record on Monday when he was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for the ninth time in his career.

Former Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne and former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson are the only other nine-time winners of the award.

The senior quarterback from Wichita Falls, Texas, earned the award for his performance in Ohio State's 39-38 win over Penn State on Saturday, in which he completed 33 of 39 passing attempts – including each of his last 16 passes of the game – for 328 yards and four touchdowns, while throwing no interceptions and also running 17 times for 95 yards.

Barrett previously won the award for his performances in Ohio State's previous game against Nebraska and in the Buckeyes' season opener at Indiana. 

Barrett wasn't the only player to receive a conference award Monday for his performance in Saturday's game; Penn State running back Saquon Barkley was named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week for his 97-yard kickoff return touchdown on the opening play of the game.

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