Ohio State starting quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate J.T. Barrett suffered a fractured ankle during the fourth quarter of the Buckeyes’ 42-28 victory against rival Michigan on Saturday and will miss the remainder of the season, the school announced.
Barrett, who led the nation with 42 total touchdowns entering the game, completed 13 of 21 passes for 176 yards and a touchdown against Michigan. He also ran for scores of 25 and 2 yards while gaining 89 yards total on 15 carries.
He finishes the season with school records for total yards (3,772), passing touchdowns (34) and total touchdowns (45), which also set a Big Ten record. Barrett passed for 2,834 yards and rushed for an additional 938 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Barrett had taken over the job in August when three-year starter and two-time Big Ten MVP Braxton Miller was lost for the season after shoulder surgery.