At least the Buckeyes should feel good about Haskins after seeing the way he played on Saturday.
Karan Higdon's 2-yard run gave MI (8-4, 5-4) a 20-14 lead midway through the third quarter.
He completed 3 of 4 passes for 60 yards on those first two drives and also ran for 24 yards on three attempts.
With Michigan's coverage taking away the passing lanes on third-and-nine, Barrett took the shotgun snap and rushed around right end.
Three years ago, Barrett was injured against MI and Cardale Jones took over.
The Buckeyes, who were held to minus 6 yards in the first quarter, answered with a 75-yard scoring drive.
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It was also just another frustrating example for MI fans just how much work there is still to be done in order to compete with Ohio State and for a Big Ten title. However, Michigan was flagged for an illegal formation and was forced to punt the ball once again when Ohio State accepted the penalty.
The ensuing extra point game the Buckeyes a 21-20 advantage over MI.
To add to what lies ahead, the Buckeyes have seen this scene play out before, with Barrett suffering an injury against MI in 2014 and the backup quarterback stepping in and not missing a beat.
Haskins came in and converted six of his first eight third-down attempts.
Then, Ohio State faced a third-and-three from Michigan's 43-yard line.
Now facing a third-and-13, Haskins delivered a 27-yard pass to wide receiver Austin Mack down the right sideline. The Buckeyes gained 350 yards in the game. The extra point gave the Buckeyes a 21-20 lead. Haskins finished the day throwing for 94 yards on six completions, and his unwavering performance kept the Buckeyes' playoff hopes alive. Nuernberger's field goal, which gave the Buckeyes a 24-20 lead, capped off a 10-play, 47-yard drive that took 4:29 off of the fourth-quarter clock.