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J.T. Barrett Has Entered The Heisman Trophy Race

Ohio State's quarterback has entered the Heisman Trophy race.

J.T. Barrett is a legitimate Heisman Trophy contender.

Few would have expected that to be the case a month and a half ago, when Ohio State's senior quarterback struggled in a home loss to Oklahoma.

Some were even questioning his ability earlier in this afternoon's game against Penn State.

Look at him now, though. Barrett finished today's 39-38 insane win over Penn State with the following stat line:

  • 33 of 39 passes for 328 yards and 4 touchdowns
  • 17 rushes for 95 yards
  • Two touchdown passes in the final five minutes

Barrett, the only three-time captain in the history of Ohio State's program, might have locked up a Heisman Trophy finalist spot in New York.

Barrett has faced a bunch of scrutiny this season, but he deserves everyone's respect now.