Sunday Buckeyes review: Pros and cons
September, 2, 2012
By Austin Ward | ESPN Insider
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Breaking down the positives and a couple issues that need to be cleaned up after Ohio State rolled over Miami (Ohio) 56-10 on Saturday to open the season.
AP Photo/Jay LaPreteBraxton Miller showed his maturation as a quarterback in the Buckeyes' opening victory.
- Miller time: The assumption was always that Braxton Miller would be a natural for the spread attack and the option rushing game that figures so prominently in coach Urban Meyer's version of the offense. Now there's evidence to support that notion, with the sophomore quarterback providing it with piles of yardage and explosive plays during his three quarters of play. His decisions aren't always perfect as a passer, but more often than not, he was reading the correct keys as a rusher and putting tremendous strain on the defense. The Buckeyes only figure to get tougher to defend when they add another speedy threat to go with him as a partner to the perimeter when Jordan Hall returns from his foot injury.
Saban vs. Meyer
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State