Barrett has led Ohio State to a 7-1 start after Miller was lost for the season due to a torn rotator cuff during the preseason. A redshirt freshman, Barrett has completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 1,856 yards, 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions, while also rushing for 496 yards.
Miller is the two-time defending Big Ten player of the year. Last season, he completed 63.5 percent of his passes for 2,094 yards, 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions, and he also rushed for 1,068 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Miller tore his rotator cuff during the Orange Bowl against Clemson before re-injuring it in August. He will return for his senior season in 2015, and coach Urban Meyer said he will be the starter regardless of how well Barrett plays this season.
Michigan State's Jones said Barrett is a much better quarterback than Miller.
Pressers starting. Connor Cook and Taiwan Jones. Jones on J.T. Barrett, says he has a "better arm" and is "a way better QB than Braxton."— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) November 4, 2014
No. 7 Michigan State hosts No. 13 Ohio State on Saturday at 8 p.m ET.
- Paul Palladino