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Miller Primed for History Test

Posted by Lori Schmidt May 27, 2014 0 Comments
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When Braxton Miller decided to return for his senior season at Ohio State, he put himself in position to break some long-standing Buckeye records.

He is just 505 yards away from beating Art Schlichter’s career-mark of 8,850 yards of total offense set from 1978-81.

Schlichter was responsible for 85 touchdowns during his playing career. Braxton Miller already has 84, which is--by the way--the most owned by a current FBS football player.

Miller is also just 6 passing touchdowns away from setting a new mark. He’s looking to pass Bobby Hoying, who threw for 57 scores between 1992-95.

With 103 more completions, Miller would have 498. That’s the same total Hoying had during his time at Ohio State. Miller is averaging 132 completions a season, putting that record well within reach.

Finally, Archie Griffin’s 5,589 career rushing yards is almost certainly out of reach, but Braxton could end up as the Buckeyes second-most prolific rusher of all time. Eddie George ran for 3,768 yards from 1992-95. Miller is 714 yards shy of that. During his least productive year in that category, Miller ran for 715.

With Miller passing and rushing at a record (or at least near-record) pace, what about criticisms of his throwing accuracy? Tony Gerdeman wrote an excellent piece about that today.