Ohio State lost quarterback J.T. Barrett to an injury during today’s victory over Michigan. The senior had trouble getting up after a hit in the third quarter and didn’t return. Buckeyes backup Dwayne Haskins was brilliant in relief, leading the road team to a 31-20 victory.
After the game, Urban Meyer threw a twist into the plot when he seethed over the circumstances of the injury, claiming it occurred before the game.
Barrett was only 3-for-8 with 30 yards through the air. He did rush 15 times for 67 yards and a touchdown before exiting, meaning he was healthy enough to make a difference on the field.
Video of this incident has yet to emerge. We’re in the infancy of what promises to be a major story here and it’s a bit confusing as to exactly what actually went on.
UPDATE: Barrett has weighed in.
Perhaps there’s a very nervous cameraman fleeing the state right now. Perhaps Meyer’s claim will prove to be inaccurate. Either way, wild stuff.