Buckeyes shake slow start to rout Redhawks in opener

COLUMBUS — The high-powered offense Ohio State fans expected in Urban Meyer’s debut was slow in showing up here Saturday.

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Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde shakes free from Miami defensive lineman Jason Semmes during the first half of Saturday’s game in Ohio Stadium. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK REED)

Once it arrived, though, there was no stopping it.

After managing only 48 yards in the first quarter and falling behind 3-0, the Buckeyes rolled up 490 yards over the final three quarters en route to a 56-10 pasting of the Miami Redhawks in the season opener at Ohio Stadium.

Sophomore Braxton Miller broke a school record for rushing yards (161 on 17 carries) by a quarterback. He eclipsed the 146 yards by Cornelius Greene against Wisconsin in 1974.

Miller ripped off a dazzling 65-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter and also threw for 207 yards and two TDs.

“The first quarter just threw us off a little,” said Miller. “We came out there not attacking the things we really wanted to attack, and I think the second quarter we got it under control.”

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