J.T. Barrett, Trace McSorley among Unitas Golden Arm Award’s top 20 candidates

The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award cut its list of candidates to 20 on Wednesday. There were four Big Ten representatives on the list: Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett, Penn State’s Trace McSorley, Purdue’s David Blough and Northwestern’s Clayton Thorson.

The full list for the award, which goes annually to the nation’s top quarterback, can be found here.

Barrett has had strong numbers in his last four games after struggling in a Week 2 loss to Oklahoma. McSorley leads the Big Ten in passing yards with 266.2 yards per game.

Blough looked good in the Boilermakers’ first three games but has struggled recently. He was pulled from Purdue’s win over Minnesota after throwing two interceptions. Thorson, meanwhile, is third in the Big Ten with 240.6 yards per game.

Here’s a comparison of the four Big Ten quarterbacks among the Golden Arm top 20:

Player Games Yards/game Tocuhdowns Interceptions
J.T. Barrett (OSU) 6 252.2 16 1
Trace McSorley (PSU) 6 266.2 13 4
David Blough (PUR) 5 137.6 7 4
Clayton Thorson (NW) 6 240.6 7 7

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