Nov. 28, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State freshman quarterback Braxton Miller has earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors, the conference office announced Monday.
The Huber Heights, Ohio, native posted career highs in total offense (335 yards), completions (14) and passing yards (235) in a 40-34 loss at Michigan Saturday. Miller ran for 100 yards with a touchdown on 16 carries while completing 14 of 25 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns.
Miller hit Corey Brown for a season-long 54-yard touchdown pass on the opening drive of the game and followed it with his team-high seventh rushing touchdown of the season, a 19-yard scamper in the second quarter to give the Buckeyes a 17-16 lead. He added a 43-yard touchdown pass to DeVier Posey to cap a back-and-forth first half that resulted in five lead changes and a 24-23 Ohio State advantage.
The award marks the second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor for Miller and the second-consecutive for a Buckeye after Ryan Shazier garnered the award last week.