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.


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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