No. 9 Ohio State masters MI with backup QB


Like numerous recent games, the loss was gut-wrenching for MI fans. Haskins played solidly after replacing Barrett, completing six of seven passes for 94 yards, and guided the Buckeyes back from a 20-14 deficit to secure the victory. The Wolverines will now await their bowl assignment with the regular season over.

Urban Meyer said J.T. Barrett's meniscus injury, which forced him out of Ohio State's 31-20 victory over MI in the third quarter, was caused by a camera on the sideline.

Red-shirt freshman Dwayne Haskins Jr. led the Buckeyes right down the field to give Ohio State the lead and the eventual win, 31-20.

On the Buckeyes' next drive, he drove the team 47 yards to set up a 44-yard field goal that extended the lead to 24-20.

Barrett, a four-year starter, suffered the injury after a 10-yard run in the third quarter. I'm going to find out who.

O'Korn started four games after starter Wilton Speight was knocked out of the Purdue game on September 23 with three broken vertebrae.

Barrett, who fractured his right ankle against MI as a freshman, ran for a touchdown and passed for another in the first half.

He didn't turn the ball over through the first 57 minutes and helped keep MI in the game, but his interception with 2:36 remaining derailed any chance of a Wolverines comeback.

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The Wolverines entered halftime tied, but the outcome could have been more favorable after 30 minutes.

Barrett became the first Buckeye to start and win four games vs. MI. The referees reviewed the play, but the call stood and MI punted from its own 42 with 29 seconds to play.

NOTES: The Buckeyes are 22-2 in November since Urban Meyer became head coach.

Five of those plays went for negative yardage, and OSU did not pick up a first down.

As Barrett warmed up near the Ohio State bench and a red cart, someone tried to squeeze past him, but bumped into the quarterback on the way by.

The Wolverines had an answer in the third quarter when Karan Higdon capped a 51-yard drive with a 2-yard scoring plunge, but Quinn Nordin's extra point was blocked.

Khalid Hill's 2-yard scoring run capped a 13-play, 77-yard MI drive in the opening quarter.