The Ohio State Buckeyes’ offense performs at its absolute best with Braxton Miller in at quarterback.
Sure, backup Kenny Guiton recently put together a string of extraordinary performances in relief for an injured Miller. However, until he can lead a Division I school to an undefeated 12-0 regular season, the argument for starting Guiton is null and void.
In fact, any insinuation that anybody other than Miller should start under center for the Buckeyes is downright ridiculous.
Whether it’s his speed, his arm or his decision-making with the ball, Miller transforms the offense completely when he’s on the field. There’s a reason so many people pegged the senior as the preseason favorite to win the Heisman Trophy in 2013.
Unfortunately, a knee injury derailed those dreams. However, Miller and Ohio State’s ultimate goal—winning a BCS title—is still very much intact.
Here’s how Miller impacts the team’s offense.
He Gives Them Big-Game Experience
From the various glimpses he provided during his freshman campaign in 2011, it was clear that Miller was a special kind of player.
It all came to fruition during the team’s Oct. 29 showdown against then-No. 15 Wisconsin.
In a hard-fought contest, the Buckeyes found themselves trailing 29-26 late in the fourth quarter. After scrambling around, Miller connected on a 40-yard strike to Devin Smith with just 20 seconds remaining in what would prove to be the…
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