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Michigan vs. Ohio State: Buckeyes QB Braxton Miller shakes off big hit

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller led two scoring drives after shaking off a big hit against Michigan. However, the Wolverines lead 21-20 at halftime.

Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller got off to a strong start on Saturday against the Michigan Wolverines, completing eight of his first nine passes for 129 yards. But midway through the second quarter, Miller was leveled by Wolverines linebacker Frank Clark and remained on the turf for a few seconds before hobbling to his feet:

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Despite the big hit, Miller stayed in the game and continued his stellar play. On Ohio State's next possession, Miller found Philly Smith for a 14-yard touchdown to momentarily give the Buckeyes a 17-14 lead. However, upon further review, Ohio State may have gotten the benefit of the doubt on the score:

Michigan was not fazed by the questionable call, as the Wolverines answered right back just several plays later with a 67-yard touchdown run by the electric Denard Robinson.

Miller then took Ohio State 30 yards in four plays to set up a 52-yard field goal by Drew Basil to cut the deficit to 21-20. Miller went 3-of-4 passing for 27 yards and the touchdown after the big hit, and also had two rushes for 17 yards. For the half, Miller went 11-of-13 passing for 156 yards. He has been stifled on the ground though, with negative-3 yards rushing on nine carries.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.