Posted September 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
While Urban Meyer likes what he's seen so far from Braxton Miller, the first-year Ohio State coach wants his quarterback to concentrate more on the passing game. For Miller to do that, the rest of the Buckeyes must cut down on sloppy play. Miller and 12th-ranked Ohio State meet California for the first time in 40 years on Saturday in Columbus. Following last Saturday's 31-16 win over Central Florida, the Buckeyes will now look to open 3-0 for the second time in three years. The key to making that happen might be Miller, who has proved to be more dangerous when running the ball, ranking fourth in the nation in rushing with 302 yards on 44 carries with four touchdowns. The sophomore has completed 66.7 percent (32 of 48) of his passes for 399 yards with three TDs and an interception. Miller ran for 141 yards on 27 carries – a school record for quarterbacks – against Central Florida to help Ohio State overcome 10 penalties and two lost fumbles. Meyer now wants to see the ot...

Ohio State’s Braxton Miller begins his Heisman chase

  No one can deny that Saturday’s Ohio State game vs UCF could have been named “The Braxton Miller Show!” With three rushing touchdowns and a passing touchdown, Miller was finally starting to look like the type of quarterback Buckeye fans are used to seeing. Following the game, it came as little surprise that Miller had finally made the list of candidates for the Heisman trophy...

Big Ten Football week 2 in review

Big Ten Football Week 2 Review Week Two record:   7-5 (worst nonconference record ever…)….Record so far…18-6. Minnesota-44 New Hampshire-7….CORRECT…MarQueis Gray….period.  He was 6-8 for 100 yards and two TD passes and had 17 carries for 109 yards and two more scores including a 75 yard TD run…and then sat the entire second half….It must’ve been nice for coach...

Touchdown Tuesday – UCF vs. #12 Ohio State

  4th in the nation in rushing. #BuckeyeQBProblems The Buckeyes were determined Saturday to start off strong against University of Central Florida (UCF); the defense took the field first and looked solid, holding UCF to three and out, and Miller took the field ready to make a statement. MILLER STARTS THE SHOW | 9:35 1st Braxton Miller started the offense off with a successful pass...

Helmet Stickers – Ohio State v Central Florida

  Week Two of the college football season is officially in the books and once again your Empire team is here to pass out a few helmet stickers to deserving Buckeyes. The Bucks let UCF hang in a little tougher than we had hoped, but when the final horn sounded Ohio State had moved on to 2-0 with a 31-16 victory over the Conference USA foe. Once again sophomore quarterback Braxton...

Buckeyes seeking other rushing options

Ohio State's coaches have spent all of this week working on ''the option.'' No, not the option offense. But rather any option other than having quarterback Braxton Miller running the ball so much. Miller has 44 carries through two games - only 10 players in all of FBS have more. And most if not all of them are running backs, so they don't also have to be...

5 Questions: California at Ohio State

With California heading to town, we take our weekly look at what will be key for the Buckeyes this week. Items on the agenda include finding help for Braxton Miller both by air and land, taking advantage of the kicking game, ramping up the pass rush and dealing with an early start time.

Week 2 Ohio State vs. UCF: Three Things that I Liked

The Quarterback position? Yeah, we’re set. Those of you who regularly read my columns know that on Wednesdays, it’s all about “embracing the hate” with the Ten Things to Hate About…” series. Well, as I mentioned in last week’s article, though I embrace the hate, I’m still a lover at heart. That’s why I’ve decided to use my space here on Mondays to look at the...

CSD On The Scene: LB Robert Mullins

Linebacker Robert Mullins stresses the importance of tackling, as Cal's defense will be taxed by Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller.

Buckeye Six Pack: The UCF Game

Each week I rewatch the Buckeyes game and give you my takeaways from the game in a little piece we like to call the… The most important thing is always that the Buckeyes handle business and get the win. They accomplished that goal this week, even though it wasn’t the prettiest of performances- especially by the offense. It came at a price though, as RB Carlos Hyde sprained his...

B1G Reflections – Week 2

B1G Reflections – Week 2 Minnesota 44, New Hampshire 7 – MarQueis Gray had four touchdowns in the first half and finished with over 100 rushing and passing for the first time this season. New Hampshire was terrible, again, we don’t know too much about Jerry Kill’s team yet; but at least they got a win and are working out the kinks. 14 Ohio State 31, UCF 16 – The Buckeyes...

Urban Meyer Is Clueless

Mommy WOW!  I'm a big kid now! Hey now!  The title of today's post has to make the blood pressure of many of our fine contributors rise but all I ask is that you hear (or read) me out because I like to think that I make great CEREBRAL points. I think that it's pretty obvious that Urban Meyer knows what he's doing.  His history is proof of that.  However, I also...

College Football Week 3 Picks: Top-25 Battles Edition

Time for another edition of the college football picks of the week, where this week, there's a big game in the SEC (huge shocker), and other early-season Top-25 battles commence, plus, TCU plays it's first Big 12 game.On with the show...Last week: 5-5Overall: 10-10California @ Ohio State (-18.5), September 15:Right off the bat, the first thing that occurs to you when you...
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