J.T. Barrett was in Baltimore when he introduced himself to the college football world. Against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in 2014, Barrett became the first freshman to start a season opener at quarterback for Ohio State since 1950.
"I was just a young pup," Barrett said in a telephone interview Tuesday.
He completed 12 of 15 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns, ran for another 50 yards on nine carries, and helped No. 5 Ohio State escape with a closer-than-it-looked 27-14 victory.
His lasting memory isn't wholly positive, though.
"I remember the pick I had, on a scramble, the safety came down and got it in the corner of the end zone,"...