Urban Meyer told reporters after the Rutgers game that J.T. Barrett is a Heisman candidate, and he's right.
Fresh off of a 58-0 demolition of Rutgers, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer didn't beat around the bush when asked about the performance of his star QB J.T. Barrett this season.
Per Tim Shoemaker:
Barrett had another elite performance against Rutgers, throwing for 238 yards on 21-of-29 passing with four touchdowns (all four in the first half) and one interception. He also set the school record for career touchdown passes.
Louisville QB Lamar Jackson is the obvious favorite for the Heisman, but Barrett is quietly performing at an incredibly high level. Just look at his stats this season:
Barrett told Cleveland.com that his game is "not the flashiest by any means," and that "I think that (the Heisman) is a flashy type of thing. I am who I am, love it or hate it. That's how it's gonna be."
And there's a lot of truth to that. His game isn't necessarily that most exciting to watch, but it's fundamentally sound and mistake-free. Barrett isn't a Lamar Jackson type of player, but he doesn't have to be.
The Buckeyes are 4-0 and have outscored opponents 228-37 this year. They host the 2-1 Indiana Hoosiers next Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.