Barrett breaks record in Ohio State victory
J.T. Barrett broke the Ohio State record for career touchdown passes with the third of his four Saturday, and the No. 2 Buckeyes forced Rutgers to punt on all 10 drives a 58-0 victory.
Giving Rutgers coach Chris Ash a rude welcome in his return to The Horseshoe, Barrett was 21 for 29 for 238 yards before giving way to backup Joe Burrow near the end of the third quarter. Barrett has 59 TD passes in 27 career games for Ohio State (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten). Freshman tailback Mike Weber ran for 144 yards on 14 attempts before also taking a seat in the third quarter. He had a 46-yard scoring run 2 ½ minutes into the second half. The Scarlet Knights (2-3, 0-2) never got deeper than the Ohio State 38. They sacked quarterback Chris Laviano three times and allowed 33 passing yards. Ash spent the past two seasons as Ohio State’s co-defensive coordinator.
Ohio State piled up 669 yards of total offense, including 410 on the ground.
NO. 13 BAYLOR 45, IOWA STATE 42 >>
Chris Callahan made a 19-yard field goal as time expired to lift Baylor past Iowa State.
Down 42-28, the Bears (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) rallied to it with scoring drives of 86 and 84 yards. Seth Russell drove Baylor 83 yards to set up Callahan’s chip shot.
Russell was 12 of 22 for 178 yards. Baylor star receiver KD Cannon missed the game because of a groin injury. Joel Lanning threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns for Iowa State (1-4, 0-2). Mike Warren added a seasonhigh 130 yards rushing for the Cyclones. They scored touchdowns on their first six full possessions, but were shut out after that.
NO. 14 MIAMI 35, GEORGIA TECH 21 >>
Shaquille Quarterman and Joe Jackson returned fumbles by Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas for touchdowns in less than a minute in the second quarter for Miami.
Miami (4-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) led 28-7 after the fumble returns of 17 yards by Quarterman and 18 yards by Jackson — both freshmen.
Georgia Tech (3-2, 1-2) drew to 28-21 before Miami’s Brad Kaaya answered with a 31-yard touchdown pass to Stacy Coley late in the third quarter.
Miami won in the Atlantic Coast Conference debut of coach Mark Richt, the former Georgia coach. He improved to 14-0 against Georgia Tech in Atlanta, including an 8-0 record at Georgia and 5-0 as an assistant at Florida State. The win came in Richt’s 200th game as a coach.
NO. 20 ARKANSAS 52, ALCORN STATE 10 >>
Austin Allen completed 13 of 18 passes for 206 yards and three touchdowns to help Arkansas win for the 10th time in 12 games.
Following a loss to No. 9 Texas A&M last week, the Razorbacks (4-1) led 24-0 after the first quarter and had few struggles afterward against the Football Championship Subdivision Braves (1-3).
Devwah Whaley ran for a career-high 135 yards on nine carries, and Rawleigh Williams added 126 yards on 13 carries. Jared Cornelius had two touchdown catches and finished with four receptions for 106 yards.