Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller looked extremely impressive on Saturday night against the Nittany Lions, and his performance was recognized this week by the Big Ten, as Miller was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. Miller accounted for five touchdowns in all, which included three touchdowns through the air and two on the ground. In all, Braxton went 18 of 24 passing for a career-high 252 passing yards coupled with 11 carries for 68 yards.
This award is Braxton's third of his career, and second in the 2013 season. Miller has accounted for 61 total touchdowns, which ties him for third in Ohio State history. After suffering an MCL injury earlier this season, Braxton Miller has clearly bounced back strongly, and has continued to lead Ohio State to the nation's current longest winning streak at 20.
In addition to Miller, true freshman running back/athlete Dontre Wilson has been named as the Big Ten Freshman of the Week for his performance against Penn State. Wilson finished Saturday night with 96 all-purpose yards and a touchdown to boot. Wilson also had a highlight kick return for a career-long 49 yards in the second quarter, which led to Ohio State's fifth touchdown of the evening. Wilson's touchdown came on a 26-yard pass from Braxton Miller in the third quarter, which helped extend the Buckeyes' lead.
This is Dontre Wilson's first career weekly award. Joey Bosa was last week's Big Ten Freshman of the Week, making this two straight weeks that an Ohio State freshman has taken the honor.