Ohio State Football: Why Braxton Miller Will Dominate vs. Indiana

Jeremy Fuchs@@jaf78Correspondent IIIOctober 13, 2012

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 6:  Quarterback Braxton Miller #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes cuts upfield as he picks up yardage against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the second quarter at Ohio Stadium on October 6, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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Braxton Miller has been having a spectacular season for the 10th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. Through six games, the quarterback is 83-of-135 for 1,060 yards and nine touchdowns. He's also rushed for 763 yards and eight touchdowns. Impressive stuff.

Today, Miller leads the Buckeyes against the Indiana Hoosiers. Indiana is 2-3 on the season, but 0-2 in the Big 10.

Their defense is not pretty. In the past two weeks, they have given up 421 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns. They have the worst rush defense in the Big 10, and the 77th-ranked defense in college football. 

Miller ranks third in the Big 10 in rushing yards per game, at 127.2. That's good enough for seventh in the nation.

There's absolutely no doubt that Miller will have a big game. But going against a woeful defense like the Hoosiers, he could put up a Heisman-type game.

Think about this: Miller rushed for 186 yards last week against Nebraska. The Cornhuskers held star Wisconsin running back Montee Ball to 93 yards two weeks ago. So Miller, one of the best runners in the nation, could easily eclipse 200 yards.

Additionally, Indiana gives up a lot through the air. Trevor Siemian of Northwestern threw for a career-high 308 yards against the Hoosiers.

Miller is leading the eighth-ranked offense in the nation. He rushed for 136 yards against the 15th-ranked Michigan State defense.

Miller is incredibly impressive. He has great statistics, both in the air and on the ground. He's put up numbers against some good teams. Now he gets to go up against a pretty bad one, especially on defense and especially on the ground.

Look for Miller to have an absolutely huge game. He will shred an Indiana defense that is hanging on by a thread. And with it, he will catapult himself into the Heisman conversation.