The Ohio State Buckeyes looked like the team fans were hoping for when Urban Meyer was tabbed as the permanent successor to Jim Tressel last December. As they dominated Miami of Ohio in the opener 56-10, giving fans a hopeful glimpse into the future of the Urban Meyer era.
After settling down in the second quarter, sophomore QB Braxton Miller looked every bit of the special athlete Meyer had talked about during camp, as he racked up 161 yards on the ground, combining for three scores on the day. Miller connected through the air with sophomore wideout Devin Smith for a touchdown catch that could already be cemented as the play of the year, as Smith was able to leap into the air and come up with the one-handed catch. Miller ended 14-of-24 passing for 207 yards.
The running game got going as well, as Carlos Hyde ran in a couple scores and racked up 82 yards on the ground. The Bucks dominance spoiled Miami QB's big day out of Zac Dysert, who threw for 303 yards and what could easily have been 3 scores.