Nebraska defensive coordinator Mark Banker says he knows how tough it will be to slow down Ohio State and quarterback J.T. Barrett by watching Husker quarterback Tommy Armstrong operate. Barrett directs a Buckeye offense that leads the Big Ten by averaging more than 492 yards per game.
“An extremely gifted athlete who seems to have a real good command of the offense”, said Banker. “They have a lot of run-pass options for him and he is definitely included in the run game there is no doubt about that.”
Banker says Barrett is effective at breaking the pocket and running quarterback draws. Nebraska defensive tackle Carlos Davis says the Huskers will need to be sound in their rush lanes.
“We definitely have got to contain him this week and be cautious of the draw”, said Davis. “Basically it is about being gap sound and not letting him get out of the pocket.”