Miller accounts for three TDs in the win
Practice No. 11 for the Buckeyes this spring was witnessed by about 2,500...mostly students
Team practices in shorts and helmets in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center
Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
No. 4 Ohio State - 26, No. 20 Michigan - 21
Ohio State hosts Central Florida Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio
Ohio State Overview: Drew is a kicker with an attitude; a good, positive attitude, but he is serious, no one gets in his face, he works hard in the weight room and at his craft, and he does what the coaches ask him to do ... those are a few of the reasons he will be the Buckeyes' kicker for a fourth consecutive year and the team's field goal kicker for a third consecutive season ... Drew has kicked off in 38 consecutive games - every game he has played - and depending on how he and the Buckeyes do this season, he could tie an impressive quartet of players (OG Bryant Browning, CB Chimdi Chekwa, LB Marcus Freeman and DE Cam Heyward) for second-place all-time at Ohio State with 52 games played, trailing only Ross Homan's 54 games between 2006-10 ... Drew has connected on 24 of 32 field goal attempts for his career and his percentage of 75.0 ranks fifth all-time at Ohio State ... he has made 92 of 94 extra point attempts for a .978 percentage, good for sixth all-time at Ohio State ... he has kicked off 228 times and in 38 consecutive games with 41 touchbacks and only six that have gone out-of-bounds ... he makes tackles, too: he has 15 career tackles including 13 solo stops ... in 2012 Drew only attempted 11 field goals (making eight) as Ohio State scored the fourth-most touchdowns in school history: 60 ... he was big when he needed to be, though ... despite just six attempts through the team's first 11 games, Drew connected on four-of-five vs. Michigan (plus two extra points) for a career-best 14 points in the Buckeyes' 26-21 win ... included was a career-long 52-yarder and a 41-yarder ... Drew had a fine sophomore campaign when he led all Big Ten kickers in field goal percentage (84.2 pct.) by hitting on 16 of 19 attempts ... his season percentage ranks fifth all-time at Ohio State ... his 1.23 field goals per game in 2011 ranked third in the conference and 36th nationally ... his 16 field goals rank ninth at Ohio State for a single season ... he missed his only two attempts in 2010 and his first two attempts in 2011 before connecting on 16 of his next 17 attempts, including 12 consecutive at one point - the third-longest streak in school history - to close out the season ... he made six field goals from 40 yards and beyond, the second-most in school history (Mike Nugent; 11 in 2002) ... also made 36 of 37 extra points, with his only miss a blocked kick in the Purdue game ... Drew ranked sixth in the Big Ten in kick scoring (6.2 ppg) and 10th overall in scoring in 2011 ... his 14 kickoff touchbacks helped Ohio State rank third in the conference in kickoff coverage ... he made three fields (in three attempts) with a long of 47 for 13 points vs. Colorado ... as a true freshman in 2010, Drew handled all of the kickoff duties and he did attempt two field goals, both from over 50 yards.
More on Drew: Drew is majoring in communication ... he was a second-team all-Ohio kicker at Chillicothe H.S. for coach Bill Davidson and a team captain ... was a three-time all-Ohio soccer player and also bowled in high school, using an unorthodox, two-handed bowling style that he is still quite effective with ... stayed active outside of athletics as well, as he was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish honorary, peer mediation and ping pong club ... is the son of Elaine and Brad Basil ... older brother, Kyle, was a four-year soccer letterman at Dayton ... also has an older brother, Josh, and a sister-in-law, Shandra.
DREW BASIL'S CAREER STATS
DREW BASIL'S CAREER FIELD GOAL STATS
DREW BASIL'S SCORING STATS