Big Ten Football Heisman Contenders: Week 4 edition

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Sep 12, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones (12) looks to pass the ball in the second quarter of the game against the Hawaii Warriors at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Oh man, the quarterback controversy might be back in Columbus. No, Braxton Miller is not going to play quarterback again, he’s doing a fine job at receiver, but Cardale Jones seems to have lost his starting gig to sophomore gunslinger J.T. Barrett.

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Jones had a tough game in week three against Northern Illinois and Barrett is the better overall quarterback, in my estimation, so that’s why I’m going to call this one a tie for third because whoever starts at QB for Ohio State will have a Heisman-type year in this offense.

One bad game does not define a player’s season, but Urban Meyer was quick to yank Jones from Saturday afternoon’s game against the Huskies after he threw two interceptions and completed just 4-of-9 passes for 36 yards.

Barrett will likely end up as the starter before the year is over because of his ability to scramble just as effectively as Jones and he has a better, more accurate arm than his teammate.

On the year, Jones has completed 56 percent of his passes for 334 yards with two touchdowns and three picks while Barrett has completed 20-for-35 passes with 193 yards and two scores while also throwing one pick in limited time.

Week four will tell us a lot about how good these OSU quarterbacks really are.

Next: 3. Tommy Armstrong Jr., Nebraska