Braxton Miller did not get the coveted invitation to the 2012 Heisman Trophy Ceremony at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York City. And as good as his campaign looked at the start of the season, his struggles at the end of the year cost him an opportunity.
You can make a case for the fact that since Ohio State was on a bowl ban, Miller didn’t deserve to be a Heisman candidate. However, that is far from the case.
In the last five games Miller played, he only rushed for over 100 yards once, and that was against Illinois. By comparison, Miller rushed for 100 yards in five of the previous seven games.
Part of that has to be due to the fact that Big Ten defenses came up with a good game plan to focus all their energy and attention on stopping him and daring someone else to beat them.
In the Wisconsin game, for example, the Badgers put both safeties in the box showing no respect to the passing game.
The passing game wasn’t working well either, as Miller only completed 10-of-18…
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