Bumps and bruises: Miller is 'good'

October, 7, 2012
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Still in full pads, Braxton Miller wrapped up his news conference and headed for the door.

Braxton Miller
AP Photo/Jay LaPreteBraxton Miller is taking hits and showing toughness.
Before the Ohio State quarterback could slide through it and finally peel off his uniform, a reporter asked how he was holding up physically.

"Yeah," Miller said. "I'm good."

There wasn't much reason for the sophomore not to be in better shape after a 63-38 win over Nebraska on Saturday night at Ohio Stadium than he was a week ago in a much more physical affair at Michigan State. Miller still rushed 16 times for 186 yards and a touchdown against the Huskers, but he had plenty of help in the backfield thanks to a 28-carry performance from Carlos Hyde.

Hyde's health was also up for debate this week after he returned from a knee sprain against the Spartans, but he showed no signs of being slowed while tacking on 140 more rushing yards for the Buckeyes and forming a dangerous combination with Miller on the ground with Jordan Hall ailing with a partially torn knee ligament.

Other Buckeyes dealing with injuries:

  • Etienne Sabino: The senior linebacker left the game with an apparent leg injury. No immediate update on his status moving forward was available.
  • C.J. Barnett: The safety dressed for the game after missing the previous two weeks with a high ankle sprain, but he didn't play.
  • Michael Bennett: In his second game of the season, the defensive lineman continued to chip off some rust due to an injured groin. Bennett made two tackles and recovered a fumble.

Austin Ward | email

Ohio State/Big Ten reporter

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