What a great game! What a great homecoming victory! And what a great coming of age moment for Braxton Miller!
This was a game where Ohio State’s defense, led by John Simon and Johnathan Hankins, was dominant for three quarters. In the meantime, the Buckeye offense was playing the ball control game, running the ball, and hoping that Boom Herron and Braxton Miller could break big runs. And they did — but then Wisconsin came back. Behind their cool senior quarterback, Wisconsin sliced up the Buckeyes defense for two quick scores in the fourth quarter and looked to have the game in hand.
But then, Braxton. Miller somehow eluded the Wisconsin rush, as he had done all day, and then threw across his body to a wide-open receiver for the winning TD. After a few nervous moments, and a weird double penalty that gave Wisconsin an extra play, the defense harried Wisconsin into an incompletion, and the Buckeyes had a great win.
This win may not mean much of anything, but then again it may mean everything. Braxton Miller has shown that he can keep his cool and lead his team back to victory when all seemed lost. Next game, the Ohio State offensive gurus might decide to let Miller throw the ball a bit more — and that could make the Buckeye running game that much more formidable. Whatever the result, Ohio State’s season just got a lot more interesting, and the games to come just got a lot more meaningful.