Miller and No. 9 Ohio St beat Penn St 35-23

Miller and No. 9 Ohio St beat Penn St 35-23
October 27, 2012, 8:59 pm
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Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (5) celebrates his touchdown with teammates Michael Thomas, left, and Corey Linsley, right rear, during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Penn State in State College, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Braxton Miller was his usual self, running for 134 yards and accounting for three touchdowns a week after getting knocked out of a game, leading No. 9 Ohio State to a 35-23 victory against Penn State on Saturday.

Ryan Shazier returned an interception 17 yards for a score early in the third quarter that gave the Buckeyes (9-0, 5-0 Big Ten) the lead for good, and the Nittany Lions (5-3, 3-1) had their five-game winning streak snapped in a matchup of the Big Ten's bowl-banned perennial powers.

Miller missed the fourth quarter against Purdue after a hard tackle sent him to the hospital with a case of whiplash. He declared himself good to go by the midweek.

Was he ever. The Heisman campaign can resume.

The sophomore quarterback reached 100 yards rushing for the sixth time this season, carrying 25 times, and only avoiding contact when it was convenient.