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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.

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