Year in review: QB play leads Buckeyes
November, 27, 2012
By Austin Ward | ESPN.com
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A position-by-position look at a perfect season for Ohio State, starting today by rewinding to look at the dynamic play from the guy taking the snaps and looking at some numbers that will go down in the school record books.
- Most valuable player: The starter at the most important position on the field and a spot that is occupied full-time by one guy makes this a bit obvious, but Braxton Miller was clearly the man most responsible on the field for what the Buckeyes accomplished in 12 games. The future for the sophomore figures to be even brighter, and there was nothing wrong with a year that included 3,310 yards of offense and 28 total touchdowns.
- By the numbers: With his multipurpose skills and the new spread attack, the ball was always going to be in Miller's hands the majority of the time. But it might still have been a bit tough to imagine the quarterback leading or tying for the most rushing attempts in seven different games for the Buckeyes and surviving the season in one piece -- which he did aside from the final quarter and overtime against Purdue. In all Miller rushed 227 times, with the toughness and durability he showed proving critical on the road to perfection.
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