Posted September 14, 2012 on ohiostate.scout.com
OSU quarterback Braxton Miller is on pace to challenge Eddie George's single-season rushing record, but can the Buckeyes afford to continue putting their franchise player at such risk? We have some thoughts about that along with the regular weekly features including the Fearless Forecast.
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