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Braxton Miller gets in on the fun, too

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Joe Bauserman's terrific performance was great news for Ohio State. But the Buckeyes wanted to get Braxton Miller some significant playing time, too.

Odds are, they will need the true freshman at some point this year, whether it's as a change of pace or an injury replacement at the very least. And after Bauserman's day ended midway through the third quarter with a 28-0 lead, Miller finally got going.

He led a touchdown march on his third drive of the game, finding fellow freshman Devin Smith on a nice 14-yard throw in traffic for a Ohio State 35-0 advantage. Miller flashed the wheels that make him so intriguing earlier in the drive, cutting back nearly all the way across the field for a 12-yard gain.

Though Bauserman clearly looks like the starter going forward, Ohio State has been able to get Miller some confidence late in this game. And that could be important later in the year.