Student-Athletes from 17 sports received their degrees
No. 4 Ohio State - 26, No. 20 Michigan - 21
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Buckeyes and Wolverines meet for the 109th time and for the 95th consecutive year
Miller accounts for three Ohio State touchdowns
Ohio State Overview: Four-year letterman Ben Buchanan finishes his Ohio State career ranking fourth all-time in school history in punts (177) and yards (7,286), and his 41.2 career average ranks eighth in school history ... career totals also include 58 punts downed inside the 20 and 68 fair caught ... he punted in 39 games and had a single-game best average of 50.0 vs. Indiana in 2010 ... he ranked seventh in the Big Ten as a senior with a 41.0-yard average ... was clutch as a junior ... his average was fifth-best in the Big Ten (41.3) and Ohio State ranked fourth in the league in net punting average (37.4) ... his 2,889 punting yards for the season ranked fifth all-time at Ohio State ... where Ben really starred, though, was in the placement of his kicks ... he punted 70 times - the most by a Buckeye in seven years - with not even a third of them able to be returned, and for a mere 5.2 yards-per-return average ... he also had 25 of his punts fair caught ... he ranked sixth nationally with 27 punts downed inside the 20 and he ranked third nationally with 13 punts downed inside the 10 ... he also had just three touchbacks.
More on Ben: As good as Ben was on the field, he was even better off of it ... a four-time Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree, Ben has his bachelor's degree in strategic communications and he is now pursuing a master's degree in sports administration ... he was a two-time finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy, which is presented to the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement ... he is also a four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete ... a member of Ohio State's student-athlete advisory board ... his many community service projects include three medical missions to Honduras, Central America, including his most recent after his freshman year at Ohio State (summer of 2009) ... he spent his senior year spring break (March 2012) working for the Collier County (Florida) Habitat for Humanity building houses for the underprivileged ... highly decorated as a prep punter, Ben was three times named all-Ohio at Westerville Central ... set OHSAA records for field goals (five) and kick scoring (16) in a game ... U.S. Army and USA Today All-American ... Big 33 Game participant ... all-Ohio Capital Conference in baseball and a member of the National Honor Society ... is the son of Dr. Tim and Steli Buchanan.
BEN BUCHANAN'S CAREER PUNTING STATS