2012 Heisman watch: Braxton Miller looks to stay in the hunt against Michigan

Eric Francis

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will have one more chance to impress Heisman voters on Saturday, when the Buckeyes host long-time rival Michigan. Miller has totaled 27 touchdowns this season.

While Ohio State will look to wrap up an undefeated regular season with a win over Michigan on Saturday, the game will also serve as one last chance for the Buckeyes' quarterback Braxton Miller to impress Heisman Trophy voters.

Miller is currently tied with USC's Marqise Lee for fourth in ESPN's Heisman watch, with the pair trailing Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, Notre Dame's Manti T'eo and Collin Klein of Kansas State. Traditionally, the top five vote earners each receive an invitation to New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony, which will take place this year on Saturday, December 8 at 7 p.m. CT.

But regardless of whether Miller ends up in New York or not, it's still been a season to remember for the quarterback from Huber Heights, OH. The sophomore has thrived in new coach Urban Meyer's up-tempo spread offensive attack, entering Saturday's game with 14 touchdown passes thrown and has rushed for another 13 as well. He has also rushed for 1,214 yards, which ranks him 16th nationally.

And it's thanks in large part to Miller's play that Ohio State enters Saturday's game undefeated and looking to finish the regular season 12-0. Saturday will mark the final game of the Buckeyes season, as the program has been banned from postseason play because of NCAA violations.

Saturday's game is set for an 11 a.m. CT kick-off and can be seen on ABC.

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