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Meyer Makes It Official: Barrett to Start at QB for Buckeyes Against Rutgers

Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer made it official today – a change has been made at quarterback for Ohio State.

Meyer today named J.T. Barrett starting quarterback for the team’s game against Rutgers on Saturday.

Barrett has been serving as Cardale Jones‘ back-up for the first seven weeks of the season, but now will get to be under center from the first snap.

In Saturday’s 38–10 victory over Penn State, Barrett rushed on 11 carries for 102 yards and two touchdowns while also completing four passes for 30 yards and two touchdowns in the air. In the last two weeks, Jones has gone 30 for 43 with 375 yards, two touchdowns.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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