Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 9/29/12

Urban Meyer’s first Big Ten conference game wasn’t easy or pretty, but it did go into the win column. Braxton Miller amassed 341 total yards and threw for one touchdown as the Buckeyes held MSU star running back Le’Veon Bell to 49 yards rushing in a 17-16 win at Spartan Stadium.  The Buckeyes and Spartans each scored on their opening drive, and that would prove to be the only scoring of the first half as OSU took a 7-3 lead into the break. After OSU fell behind 13-10 in the third quarter, Braxton Miller connected with Devin Smith for a 63-yard touchdown, and the Buckeyes would never relinquish the lead again. The front seven was able to get the defensive stops when they needed to, and Miller and running back Carlos Hyde combined to pick up the first downs required to run the clock out on the Spartans. The Buckeyes are a perfect 5-0, and they welcome the Nebraska Cornhuskers to The ‘Shoe next Saturday night.

 

Scoring Summary 1st QuarterOHST – MIST 12:09 OHST TD Jordan Hall rushed up the middle for 1 yard gain (Drew Basilmade PAT) 7 – 0 8:50 MIST FG Dan Conroy kicked a 35-yard field goal 7 – 3 2nd QuarterOHST – MIST None 7 – 3 3rd QuarterOHST – MIST 11:09 MIST FG Dan Conroy kicked a 50-yard field goal 7 – 6 6:47 OHST FG Drew Basil kicked a 26-yard field goal 10 – 6 5:22 MIST TD Andrew Maxwell passed to Andrew Maxwell to the left for 29 yard gain (Dan Conroy made PAT) 10 – 13 3:43 OHST TD Braxton Miller passed to Devin Smith to the right for 63 yard gain (Drew Basil made PAT) 17 – 13 4th QuarterOHST – MIST 8:00 MIST FG Dan Conroy kicked a 48-yard field goal 17 – 16 Passing Ohio State Buckeyes Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int Rating Braxton Miller 16 23 179 69.6 7.8 1 6 1 1 140.6 Michigan State Spartans Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int Rating Andrew Maxwell 22 42 269 52.4 6.4 2 10 1 0 114.0 Rushing Ohio State Buckeyes Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL Braxton Miller 23 135 5.9 20 0 2 Carlos Hyde 11 49 4.5 9 0 0 Jordan Hall 6 26 4.3 14 1 0 Corey (Philly) Brown 1 6 6.0 6 0 0 Michigan State Spartans Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL Le’Veon Bell 17 49 2.9 8 0 0 Larry Caper 1 2 2.0 2 0 0 Nick Hill 1 -3 -3.0 -3 0 0 Andrew Maxwell 3 -10 -3.3 0 0 0 Receiving Ohio State Buckeyes Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL Corey (Philly) Brown 12 84 7.0 24 0 0 Devin Smith 2 79 39.5 63 1 0 Jordan Hall 1 10 10.0 10 0 0 Carlos Hyde 1 6 6.0 6 0 0 Michigan State Spartans Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL Le’Veon Bell 8 58 7.3 13 0 0 Keith Mumphery 4 50 12.5 20 0 0 Bennie Fowler 2 46 23.0 35 0 0 Tony Lippett 4 46 11.5 15 0 0 Dion Sims 2 36 18.0 19 0 0 Andrew Maxwell 1 29 29.0 29 1 0 Paul Lang 1 4 4.0 4 0 0 Kicking Ohio State Buckeyes XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts Drew Basil 2 2 1 1 26 100.0 5 Michigan State Spartans XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts Dan Conroy 1 1 3 4 50 75.0 10 Punting Ohio State Buckeyes Punt Avg Blk In20 TB Ben Buchanan 4 45.8 0 1 0 Michigan State Spartans Punt Avg Blk In20 TB Mike Sadler 5 59.6 1 4 0 Kick/Punt Returns Ohio State Buckeyes KR Yds Avg Lng TD PR Yds Avg Lng TD Devin Smith 2 21 10.5 21 0 2 16 8.0 16 0 Jordan Hall 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 7 7.0 7 0 Michigan State Spartans KR Yds Avg Lng TD PR Yds Avg Lng TD Nick Hill 4 100 25.0 34 0 4 10 2.5 10 0
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