Barrett starts for No. 8 Buckeyes as they take on No. 3 Wisconsin for Big 10 Championship

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says quarterback J.T. Barrett has been cleared to play in tonight’s Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin, less than a week after having knee surgery.

Meyer confirmed that Barrett had a “procedure” on his injured right knee following last week’s victory over Michigan but he didn’t disclose details. The eighth-ranked Buckeyes face No. 3 Wisconsin for the conference title and a possible ticket to the four-team playoff.

“I’ve had a player do it before, was scoped earlier in the week and played, and then I’ve had others that can’t,” Meyer said. “He’s been very positive. It takes a rare individual to be able to [play after surgery] because there’s a pain threshold.”

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