Cardale Jones' 74-yard throw highlights OSU halftime contests

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Cardale Jones' 74-yard throw highlights OSU halftime contests

There is a reason Ohio State coaches, players and fans refer to quarterback Cardale Jones as “12 Gauge.”

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Jones has one of the strongest arms in college football, and he showed off that golden arm Saturday afternoon during the halftime activities of the Ohio State Scarlet-Gray Spring Football Game.

Jones took place in a throw-off, part of the team’s highly anticipated Quarterback Skills Challenge, along with fellow quarterback J.T. Barrett and 2006 Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith.

Barrett threw it 59 yards, followed by Smith, who tossed a 68-yard pass. But it was Jones who stole the show, launching an eye-popping 74-yard throw en route to winning the event.

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Check it out in the video above.

We also had the opportunity to take in the contest on Twitter’s new live video streaming app, Periscope.

Following the throwoff contest, OSU held a speed competition to determine the fastest Buckeye.

Junior running back Ezekiel Elliott won the contest, edging out senior quarterback Braxton Miller.

This is fun! Who’s ready for the 2015 college football season?

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