Ohio State fifth-year senior quarterback J.T. Barrett was named the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week by the conference on Monday, and true freshman running back J.K. Dobbins earned the Big Ten Freshman of the Week nod as well. Barrett shared the award with Penn State running back Saquon Barkley.
With a 5-yard pass completion to H-back K.J. Hill on the second play from scrimmage in the first quarter of Ohio State’s 49-21 win over Indiana, Barrett broke Ohio State’s all-time record for total offense, passing Art Schlichter with 8,851 yards.
Barrett finished the game with 304 yards passing, completing 20-of-35 attempts. He threw three touchdowns and rushed for 61 yards, finding the end zone on the ground as well.
Dobbins, meanwhile, became just the sixth Ohio State Buckeye freshman to start a season opener. He rushed for 181 yards on 29 carries, setting an Ohio State debut rushing record in the process.
The 181 yards rushing from Dobbins was a 14-game high for the Buckeyes, dating back to Ezekiel Elliott’s 214-yard performance at Michigan on Nov. 28, 2015.
The award is the first for Dobbins, obviously.