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Barrett runs for 2 TDs and throws for 3 more as No. 13 Ohio State rolls over Rutgers, 56-17

  • Ohio State players wait in the tunnel before an NCAA college football against Rutgers, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Ohio State players wait in the tunnel before an NCAA college football against Rutgers, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee, left, sacks Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee, left, sacks Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ohio State cornerback Doran Grant (12) intercepts a pass intended for Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Ohio State cornerback Doran Grant (12) intercepts a pass intended for Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (The Associated Press)

J.T. Barrett completed his first nine passes, ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns and threw for three more scores to lead No. 13 Ohio State past Rutgers 56-17 on Saturday.

The Buckeyes (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) have averaged 56 points in a four-game win streak since losing at home to Virginia Tech.

Eli Apple, a New Jersey native, added a fumble return for a score.

The victory was Ohio State's 18th in a row in the Big Ten, drawing within two of tying the conference mark set by the 2005-07 Buckeyes.

It was the worst loss in 12 years for Rutgers (5-2, 1-2), which had a three-game winning streak end. The Scarlet Knights played before their largest crowd ever (106,795).