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Moving on: JT Barrett has 6 TD passes as No. 22 Ohio State shows it's over loss with 66-0 win

  • Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett drops back to pass against Kent State during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett drops back to pass against Kent State during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kent State quarterback Colin Reardon drops back to pass against Ohio State during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Kent State quarterback Colin Reardon drops back to pass against Ohio State during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, top, tries to jump over Kent State defenders during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, top, tries to jump over Kent State defenders during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (The Associated Press)

J.T. Barrett matched a school record with six touchdown passes — five in the first half — to lead No. 22 Ohio State, rebounding from a loss to Virginia Tech, to a 66-0 victory over Kent State on Saturday.

The win was the 39th in a row over an in-state opponent for the Buckeyes (2-1), who haven't lost since a 7-6 setback to Oberlin in 1921.

Nick Holley had six receptions for Kent State (0-3), which got $850,000 to get pounded before a crowd of 104,404 at Ohio Stadium.

Now the Buckeyes, who plummeted 14 spots in the polls and weathered a lot of criticism after last week's 35-21 loss at home to the Hokies, have a bye week before hosting Cincinnati on Sept. 27.