Braxton Miller Puts Competition with Kenny Guiton to Bed in Return vs. Wisconsin

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent ISeptember 28, 2013

Sep 28, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller (5) escapes a Wisconsin Badgers defender during the first quarter at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
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If there was any doubt about who the better option was under center for Ohio State following Kenny Guiton's six-touchdown performance against Florida A&M in Week 4, it's since been erased following Braxton Miller's show-stopping performance against No. 23 Wisconsin in Columbus on Saturday, per ESPN on Twitter:

In addition to running his career record against the three-time reigning Big Ten champions to 3-0 with a 31-24 win over the Badgers, Miller threw for four touchdowns and racked up nearly 300 total yards with his arm and legs. 

At times, it seemed as if the junior signal-caller could do no wrong on Saturday, evidenced by his 40-yard touchdown strike to Philly Brown in the waning moments of the first half.

That touchdown toss was Miller's third of the first half. He would connect with Brown again from one yard out in the third quarter for his fourth to put the Buckeyes up 17 points heading into the final period. 

Adding to his Heisman resume, Miller finished 17-of-25 for 198 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for 83 yards on 22 carries.

While Guiton had his time to shine against California and Florida A&M, the Big Ten Conference schedule has arrived, and Miller is clearly the leader the Buckeyes will call on moving forward. 


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