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       === Miller's big day leads undefeated Buckeyes past Penn State ===
 
 University Park, PA (Sports Network) - A week after being taken to a hospital,
 Braxton Miller was back to scoring touchdowns.
 
 Miller  ran for  two scores and threw  for another in No. 9 Ohio State's 35-23
 win over Penn State in a matchup of Big Ten's bowl-banned powerhouses.
 
 Miller gained 134 yards rushing on 24 carries and tallied 143 yards passing on
 7-of-19  efficiency  with an interception  for Ohio  State (9-0, 5-0 Big Ten),
 which is off to its best start since when the Buckeyes opened 10-0 in 2007.
 
 It  was the  sixth time this season  that the Heisman hopeful has recorded 100
 yards rushing.
 
 "I  was  so excited to  come back on  the field from  my injury. The crowd was
 energetic," Miller said.
 
 The  sophomore signal caller was taken to a local hospital after being slammed
 to  the  ground during  last Saturday's  game against  Purdue. Tests came back
 negative, but Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer said the sophomore was sore.
 
 Miller  was dragged  down from behind by Purdue's Josh Johnson after a 37-yard
 run  late in the third quarter of Ohio State's eventual 29-22 overtime win. He
 remained on the ground for a time before being helped off the field.
 
 After  a few minutes on the bench, Miller was slowly moved to a cart and taken
 into  the locker room before being taken by ambulance to the medical center on
 campus.
 
 Jake Stoneburner had two receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown in the win.
 
 Matt  McGloin  threw for 327 yards  on 27-of-45 efficiency with two touchdowns
 and  an interception  for  Penn  State (5-3,  3-1),  which  had its  five-game
 winning streak snapped.
 
 "Offensively,  we  could have done some  better things," Penn State head coach
 Bill  O'Brien said.  "I could have adjusted  better. I could have had a better
 game plan."
 
 The  contest was knotted  at 7-7 at the half, but it took just three plays for
 the Buckeyes to move in front in the third.
 
 Linebacker  Ryan Shazier showed blitz, but dropped back in coverage before the
 snap  and  McGloin fired a  pass right into his  arms over the middle. Shazier
 raced 17 yards the other way for the score.
 
 McGloin  hit Jesse  James and  Brandon Moseby-Felder  for gains  of 20  and 42
 yards,  respectively, on  Penn State's  ensuing possession  before Sam  Ficken
 nailed a 26-yard field goal.
 
 Adrian  Amos  intercepted Miller's pass on  the Buckeyes' next touch, but Penn
 State was unable to do anything with the miscue and went three-and-out.
 
 Miller  then  capped an 11-play,  57-yard trek  with an electrifying 1-yard TD
 run. On a read-option play, Miller pulled the ball away from Carlos Hyde as he
 was  swallowed up  by  Penn State  linebacker Sean  Stanley.  Miller then  cut
 backwards  and sideways  to elude a defender before finding a crease along the
 right side of the line and diving for the score.
 
 A  second Miller 1-yard  TD run late in the third preceded McGloin's 2-yard TD
 flip  to Matt Lehman,  which concluded an 18-play drive and made it 28-16 with
 9:49 to play.
 
 Ohio  State  struck just  seven plays  later when  Miller found Stoneburner in
 stride  over the  middle of  the field  for a  72-yard touchdown  and a  35-16
 Buckeyes lead.
 
 Kyle Carter's 20-yard TD catch with 1:41 left capped the scoring.
 
 The  teams  traded punts  for most of  the first half,  but Penn State blocked
 one of those kicks for a touchdown.
 
 Mike  Hull  burst through the  Ohio State and  blocked Ben Buchanan's boot and
 although Hull was unable to grab the ball, Michael Yancich did in the end zone
 for a 7-0 Nittany Lions edge midway through the second.
 
 A Hyde 1-yard TD plunge with 34 ticks to go in the half tied the contest.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Ohio  State  outgained Penn State, 377-359  ... The Buckeyes ran for 234 yards
 compared  to  the Nittany  Lions' 32  ... Neither  is eligible  to play in the
 Big Ten championship game, but both are to win the Leaders Division.
 
 10/28 00:42:48 ET

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