COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 8: Braxton Miller #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes scrambles for positive yardage during the fourth quarter against the Central Florida Knights on September 8, 2012 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio defeated Central Florida 31-16. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

UCF Vs. Ohio State: Braxton Miller Leads Buckeyes To 31-16 Win

Braxton Miller accounted for 296 total yards and four touchdowns in the Buckeyes' 31-16 win.

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UCF Vs. Ohio State 2012: Braxton Miller Shines In Buckeyes 31-16 Win

Braxton Miller accounted for four touchdowns as the No. 14 Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Central Florida Knights 31-16.

Miller was the star of the game, going 18-24 through the air for 155 yards with a touchdown and an interception while also rushing for 141 yards on 27 carries and three touchdowns.

Ohio State took the lead midway through the first quarter with Miller slashing through the UCF defense for a 37-yard touchdown. After both teams hit field goals, UCF tied the game at 10 with Blake Bortles throwing a 1-yard touchdown reception Justin Tukes.

Miller however gave the Buckeyes the lead in the final minute of the half, scoring his rushing touchdown with just 15 seconds left in the second quarter.

Miller put the game away during a three minute spurt in the third quarter. Miller first found Jake Stoneburner for a 12-yard touchdown pass with 10:05 in the third. Two and a half minutes later, Miller was able to will himself into the end zone with an 8-yard touchdown run.

The Buckeyes will keep an eye on starting running back Carlos Hyde, who was carted off the field in the second quarter with a right knee injury. The Buckeyes already have injury troubles at running back with Jordan Hall out after having surgery on his foot.

Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles had a solid game for the Knights, throwing for 253 yards on 25-41 passing with two touchdowns and three interceptions.

For news, discussion and more: For more on Buckeyes football, visit Ohio State blog Land-Grant Holy Land, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire and SB Nation Cleveland. For more on Central Florida football, visit SB Nation Tampa Bay. And you should probably start reading Big East Coast Bias.

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UCF Vs. Ohio State: Braxton Miller Gives Buckeyes 17-10 Halftime Lead

Braxton Miller has two rushing touchdowns to give the Ohio State Buckeyes a 17-10 halftime lead over the Central Florida Knights.

Miller has been the difference in the game going 9-of-11 for 70 yards through the air while also rushing for 107 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns. The sophomore opened up the scoring in the first quarter, gashing the Knights defense for a 37-yard score to make it 7-0 Ohio State.

After trading field goals, UCF tied the game at 10 with 6:54 left in the half as Blake Bortles found a wide open Justin Tukes in the back corner of the end zone. Miller however gave the Buckeyes the halftime lead, beating the Knights to the pylon with only 15 seconds to go in the second quarter.

UCF running back Storm Johnson has been impressive for the Knights, rushing for 63 yards on 6 carries, while also leading UCF in receiving with three catches for 22 yards. Blake Bortles has been efficient at quarterback for UCF, going 8-of-11 for 45 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

One thing to look for is how the Buckeyes will react after starting running back Carlos Hyde was carted to the locker room with an apparent right knee injury. Freshman running back Bri'onte Dunn is expected to receive a majority of the carries at running back with Hyde out.

For news, discussion and more: For more on Buckeyes football, visit Ohio State blog Land-Grant Holy Land, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire and SB Nation Cleveland. For more on Central Florida football, visit SB Nation Tampa Bay. And you should probably start reading Big East Coast Bias.

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UCF Vs. Ohio State 2012: Game Time, TV Schedule, Odds And More

The Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Central Florida Knights on Saturday at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. Both teams will be trying to move to 2-0 after season-opening victories.

The Buckeyes had little trouble with in-state foe Miami (Ohio) last Saturday. Ohio State dominated the RedHawks in a 56-10 rout. Quarterback Braxton Miller was a dual threat as he ran for 161 yards on the ground and threw for 207 in the air.

UCF put together a 56-point effort of their own in their victory over Akron in Week 1. The Knights weren't as dominant as they looked on the scoreboard, as they only outgained Akron 386-325. UCF was fortunate to recover three Akron fumbles and intercept a pass.

This will be the first time that Ohio State and UCF have met in football.

Game time, TV channel: Noon ET, ESPN2

Point spread: Ohio State favored by 18 1/2.

For news, discussion and more: For more on Buckeyes football, visit Ohio State blog Land-Grant Holy Land, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire and SB Nation Cleveland. For more on Central Florida football, visit SB Nation Tampa Bay. And you should probably start reading Big East Coast Bias.

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Ohio State's Urban Meyer Releases Depth Chart For Week 2 Against UCF

Ohio State released its depth chart for its week 2 game against Central Florida.

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