COLUMBUS – After winning 34-17 on the road against Navy, J.T. Barrett faces a much tougher opponent in Virginia Tech in his home debut as starting quarterback of the eighth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes.
Barrett, a 6’1, 225-pound freshman from Wichita Falls, Texas threw for 226 yards and tossed two touchdowns in a 34-14 win—his first as a starter under Urban Meyer. After starting slow against the Midshipmen, Barrett will need to get off to a fast start against a talented and always dangerous Virginia Tech pass rush.
Virginia Tech enters the Horseshoe following a 34-9 win over William and Mary, in which junior quarterback Michael Brewer completing 23-of-30 passes for 252 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Game time is at 8pm (EST) on ESPN.
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