College football’s 15 biggest breakout stars in 2018

15Dwayne Haskins, quarterback, Ohio State Buckeyes

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While Ohio State’s fan base will always hold fond memories of J.T. Barrett, the transition to Haskins has provided a tremendous upgrade to the offense.

The redshirt sophomore came into 2018 with just 57 pass attempts on his resume. Two years of learning and developing in this offense have turned him into one of college football’s best quarterbacks with the numbers and wins to back it up.

Haskins enters Week 12 with the fourth-most passing yards (3,280) and second-most touchdown passes (33) in the nation. He is also one of just two quarterbacks with 3,000-plus passing yards, 30-plus passing touchdowns and a completion rate over 65 percent. If Haskins can come up big and deliver a win over Michigan, he could put the Buckeyes right back into the College Football Playoff conversation.

 

Matt Johnson
Writer at Sportsnaut. Journalism student at San Diego State University. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection