COLUMBUS, Ohio â€“ Ohio Stateâ€™s 63-14 manhandling of Penn State produced two more Big 10 Player of the Week honors for a couple of Buckeyes.
Junior quarterback Braxton Miller (above) was named Offensive Player of the Week for contributing to five Ohio State touchdowns, including three passing and two rushing. Miller finished with 320 yards of total offense, completing 18 of 24 passes for a career-high 252 yards, and rushing for 68 yards on 11 carries in less than three quarters.
Miller has now been a part of 61 Buckeye touchdowns in his career, tied for third in school history.
One of those touchdown passes was caught by highly-touted running back Dontre Wilson, who was named the conferenceâ€™s Freshman of the Week after gaining 96 all-purpose yards and scoring the touchdown.
Wilsonâ€™s performance included a career-long 49 yard kickoff return in the second quarter, which led to the Buckeyesâ€™ fifth touchdown. The DeSoto, Texas, product was also on the receiving end of a 26-yard touchdown pass from Miller in the third quarter.