COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) For all the criticism he has endured, J.T. Barrett keeps making his mark on the Ohio State record books.
The Ohio State quarterback threw touchdown passes to five different receivers in the first half before giving way to the mop-crew on the way to a 54-21 rout of Nevada-Las Vegas on Saturday. His 209 yards moved him into second place behind Art Schlichter for all-time passing yards at Ohio State with 7,348. He needs another 200 to pass Schlichter, the Buckeyes QB from 1978 to 1981.
But the level of competition - Army last week and UNLV this week - makes it hard to tell if Ohio State (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) has improved significantly since losing to Oklahoma two weeks ago. It felt good, but how much good did it do? The Buckeyes won't be greatly tested again until they play No. 4 Penn State at home on Oct. 28.