Braxton Miller Scores Twice in Return as Ohio State Beats Virginia Tech 42-24
After missing the 2014 season with a shoulder injury, former quarterback turned receiver Braxton Miller looked like a natural in his first game at his new position. Miller scored one touchdown on a 54 yard touchdown reception and another on a 53 yard run punctuated with a nifty spin move as the defending national champion Ohio State Buckeyes came back from a three point halftime deficit to beat Virginia Tech 42-24 in Blacksburg, Virginia on Labor Day night.
With Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett each capable of starting for any team in college football, coach Urban Meyer made a game time decision to start Jones in this game. Jones was 9 for 18 passing for 186 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception. Jones also rushed for 99 yards and scored a touchdown. Barrett got into the game in the fourth quarter, and threw just one pass, but that was a 26 yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas. Almost lost in the shuffle was the performance of Buckeye running back Ezekiel Elliot, who had 122 rushing yards on 11 carries, including an 80 yard touchdown run.
Last year, Virginia Tech upset Ohio State, handing the Buckeyes their only loss of the season, so they are one up on last year’s performance. Ohio State will host Hawaii on September 12th.