Miller named Big Ten Offensive Player of Week

Ohio State’s Braxton Miller on Tuesday was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.

Playing a hybrid-back position, Miller, a Wayne High School graduate, amassed 140 all-purpose yards and scored two touchdowns in the Buckeyes’ season-opening 42-24 win Monday night over Virginia Tech.

Miller, who missed the 2014 season because of a shoulder injury, finished with two receptions for 78 yards and six carries for 62 yards.

• Miller’s two scores gives him 86 career touchdowns responsible for (scored TDs and TD passes) to break the school record of 85 held by Art Schlichter from 1978-81.

• Miller also was named to the weekly honor roll by the Paul Hornung Award, given annually to the most versatile player in college football.