Ohio State's Braxton Miller Leads The Way For Winning Drives
Ohio State University quarterback Braxton Miller is clutch when it counts, according to a new survey.
The FBS sports information directors have found that Miller has had six game-winning touchdown drives in his career. That's tops among college QBs.
According to a news release from OSU, Miller's drives include:
1. 2011 vs. No. 15 Wisconsin: Miller, a freshman in his fifth collegiate start, connected with Devin Smith on a 40-yard touchdown pass with 40 seconds left to play to give Ohio State a 33-29 victory.
2. 2012 vs. California: Miller rallied the Buckeyes twice in the fourth quarter, hitting Jake Stoneburner with a touchdown pass when trailing, 21-20, and then producing the game winning score – a 72-yard strike to Smith with 3:26 left to play – to secure the 35-28 win.
3. 2012 at Wisconsin: Miller rushed for 12 yards in overtime, including an eight-yard gain to set up a first-and-goal from the 2, in the 21-14 overtime victory.
4. 2013 at No. 16 Northwestern: Trailing 30-27 inside of 10 minutes to play, Miller completed four-of-four passes for 64 yards to spark an eight-play, 81-yard drive for the winning touchdown in the Buckeyes’ 40-30 win.
5. 2013 vs. Iowa: Miller finished off a 10-play, 75-yard drive for the game-deciding touchdown with just over 13 minutes to play and, on Ohio State’s next series, he led an 11-play, 64-yard drive for a field goal. The Buckeyes won, 34-24.
6. 2013 at Michigan: Miller’s 32-yard rush on first down was the big play during a six-play, 65-yard scoring drive that put Ohio State in front of its rivals for good, 42-35, with just 2:20 left to play.
Following Miller on the game winning drive list was Keenan Reynolds of Navy with 5, Shane Carden of East Carolina with 4, and five players tied with 3.