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.