Originally posted on The Buckeye Blog  |  Last updated 10/9/11

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 05: Quarterback Joe Bauserman #14 of the Ohio State Buckeyes is forced to throw early as Jabaree Tuani #98 of the Navy Midshipmen pressures him at Ohio Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
For thirty minutes or so during the Ohio State/Nebraska game, I felt like I was watching The Ohio State Buckeyes. For the first time this season, this was the team we get excited about. The offense was creating plays and finding their way to the end zone. The defense was giving the Cornhusker offense nightmares and by the end of the half, we were up 27-6. Then, all of a sudden, it happened. Quarterback Braxton Miller was down on the field and in obvious pain. As he slowly got up and was carried to the sideline, a collective hush fell over Buckeye nation. Not since Beanie Wells went down have we had the wind knocked out of us like that. Just as the kid was getting it together and the offensive coaching staff was letting him play his game, Braxton Miller was out of the game. Unfortunately, it wasn’t just the fans who got the wind knocked out of them. Once again, Joe Bauserman was back in the game throwing long balls deep into row 23. The defense felt the blow and with the kn...
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