Created on Sunday, 30 September 2012 Written by MATT HAMMOND
If there was any remaining doubt, Braxton Miller proved he is an elite level quarterback Saturday against Michigan State.
Miller was his usual dynamic self running the ball, but he also showed improvement throwing the ball. His perfect strike to Devin Smith for a long touchdown was the difference maker in the second half.
Despite three turnovers, Miller carried an OSU offense that is still trying to develop some weapons to go with the star quarterback. He was beat up by a physical MSU defense, but he refused to be rattled.
It is clear, though, that Meyer and his staff will have to do a better job of protecting Miller the rest of the way. He has taken a lot of hits through five games and if he continues to take the same type of punishment, it is unlikely he will be able to survive the last seven games.
The scary fact for future OSU opponents is Miller is only five games into his sophomore season. With Meyer and offensive coordinator Tom Herman working with Miller, he is going to be an ongoing nightmare for opposing defensive coordinators for the next two and a half seasons.