Looking Back at the Records Dwayne Haskins Broke During His Lone Season As Ohio State's Starting Quarterback

By Kevin Harrish on April 9, 2022 at 11:53 am
Dwayne Haskins owns every single-season Ohio State passing record.

Dwayne Haskins tragically passed away at the age of 24 on Saturday morning. He leaves behind a legendary Buckeye legacy.

In his lone season as a starter, Haskins broke every major Ohio State single-season passing record, and nearly every Big Ten single-season passing record en route to an invitation to the Heisman Trophy ceremony.

Here's a look back at the records he set during the 2019 season.

Big Ten Single-Season Passing Yardage

Before the 2019 season, every one of the top five passing seasons in Big Ten history belonged to either Drew Brees or Matt Painter. But now Dwayne Haskins sits atop the list.

Haskins topped Painter's previous record of 3,895 yards in a single season by nearly 1,000 yards, finishing his only season as a starter with 4,831 passing yards. He also absolutely shattered the single-season Ohio State record, easily topping Joe Germaine's 3,330 yards from the 1998 season.

Big Ten Single-Season Passing Touchdowns

In the same game Haskins passed Painter's single-season passing yards record, he passed another Purdue quarterback's single-season passing touchdowns record, topping Drew Brees' previous mark of 39.

Haskins finished the season with 50 passing touchdowns, becoming just the fifth FBS quarterback with 50 touchdown passes in a single season. Obviously, this also shatters the previous Ohio State record, which was set by J.T. Barrett in 2017 with 35.

Ohio State Single-Season Completion Percentage

The only major single-season Big Ten passing record Dwayne Haskins didn't set in 2019 was the record for completion percentage in a single season. That record is still held by Northwestern's Dan Persa at 73.5 percent.

But Haskins does hold the Ohio State record, rather comfortably.

The previous record was held by Troy Smith, who completed 65.3 percent of his passes during the 2006 season. This season, Haskins completed 373 of his 533 passes for a .700 completion percentage.

Ohio State Single Game Passing Yards Record

Dwayne Haskins broke Art Schlichter's 37-year-old single-game passing record of 458 yards not once, but twice.

Haskins surpassed the mark unceremoniously by throwing for 470 yards during Ohio State's blowout loss to Purdue – also setting a record with 72 passing attempts. But Haskins passed it again in a much more celebratory fashion with 499 yards in the Buckeyes' Big Ten Championship Game win over Northwestern.

Before the 2019 season, Ohio State had just one 400-yard passing game. After he left, it had six – and five of them came courtesy of Haskins.

Ohio State Single Game Passing Touchdowns

Dwayne Haskins tied Ohio State's single-game passing touchdowns record not once, but twice in 2019.

Haskins tossed six touchdowns against both Indiana and Michigan this season, tying Kenny Guiton and J.T. Barrett for the single-season record.

Most Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Awards

This season, Dwayne Haskins took home a record six Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week awards, the most ever in a single season.

The previous record was held by Troy Smith, who earned the award five times during 2006 season. No other player has more than four.

Other Ohio State passing records:
  • Single-game passing attempts: 72
  • Single-season passing attempts: 533
  • Single-game passing completions: 49
  • Single-season completions: 373
  • Consecutive 200-yard games: 14
  • 300-yard passing games in a season: 9

This article was originally published on Jan. 1 of 2019, but has been updated.

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