J.T. Barrett came in to Saturday nights game against Rutgers Scarlet Knights as the starter for the first time this season. He proved that he belongs there for the rest of the season as the #1 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes destroyed Rutgers 49-7 in a game that wasn't even close. From the moment Barrett stepped on to the field, you could sense that the offense was different with him in the game. Barrett threw for 223 yards and 3 touchdown while running for 101 yards and 2 scores.
The Buckeyes defense, meanwhile, Rutgers offense. Starting QB Chris Laviano had no chance against Joey Bosa and the front line of the Buckeyes. While the Buckeyes only had 2 sacks, they were in the face of Laviano for most of the game before being replaced by Hayden Rettig who helped give the Scarlet Knights a touchdown before the end of the game to wipe out the shutout.
Player of the game: The entire Buckeyes team and coaching staff played and coached their best game of 2015.
Next for the Buckeyes: a bye week for Halloween, then back at the Horseshoe to play Minnesota on November 7.