On the night, Haskins threw for 270 yards and three touchdowns. He was named Big Ten offensive player of the week because of his performance.
With this performance, Haskins appears to now be a front-runner in the Heisman race.
The season Haskins has put together so far has been unparalleled by any quarterback in Ohio State history.
Haskins has thrown for 19 touchdown passes and 1,464 passing yards in just five games. To put that in perspective, last year Barrett passed for 13 touchdowns and 1,252 passing yards in the first five games.
Barrett would go on to shatter the single season touchdown pass record in 2017 with 35 touchdown passes and he finished third in the single season passing record with 3,053 passing yards.
To this point, Haskins is on pace to leave Barrett in the dust by the end of the regular season, not even factoring in the conference championship game, College Football Playoff, or a bowl game.
Assuming Haskins plays all 12 regular season games, he is on pace to throw for 45 touchdown passes and 3,513 yards. This would easily eclipse the two current records which stand at 35 and 3,330 apiece.
Yes, hypothetical stats are great, but what is more impressive is the fact that Haskins did not flinch being down two scores in the most hostile environment in college football, a Penn State White Out.
Prior to the Penn State game, Haskins revealed what it is like being a leader at Ohio State:
“I’ve always felt like I’ve been a good leader. As far as a quarterback goes, the offensive line looks to you. If you get hit, they don’t want to see you shaken up and they don’t want to see you upset.”
Statistics are great, but winning is even better. The most impressive fact is that Haskins still remains undefeated as the starting quarterback.
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