COLUMBUS, Ohio — What's brewing with the 2012 Ohio State Buckeyes ...
BUCKEYES BUZZ: Any educator will tell you that when a teacher and student have a good relationship, it can only help the ability to learn.
Apparently, that extends to quarterbacks and coaches.
Ohio State QB Braxton Miller was 1 for 7 for 5 yards after a quarter but ended up completing 14 of 24 passes for 207 yards and two scores in Saturday's 56-10 blitz of Miami (Ohio). Miller also had a 65-yard stutter-step run while stockpiling an Ohio State quarterback record 161 yards on 17 rushing attempts.
"He comes to me, asks me what did I see, what did I like, and I just tell him this happened right here," Miller said of his relationship with coach Urban Meyer. "(I tell him) 'I like to run this because everybody feels comfortable.'"
Meyer said he went to Miller after the slow start to get his assessment.
"I just wanted to know what was (going on) — because I knew they were doing something on defense," he said. "It's nice to have your quarterback stand right with you and say, 'We'll be fine.'"
UP NEXT: The Buckeyes host Central Florida on Saturday at noon. The Knights of coach George O'Leary rolled over Akron in former Auburn coach Terry Bowden's Zips debut, 56-14, on Thursday night.
In addition to each scoring 56 points against Ohio schools in their respective openers, UCF and Ohio State are both banned from playing in a bowl game after the season. Ohio State, of course, was penalized for the tattoo scandal in addition to other infractions, while UCF is appealing its penalties after the NCAA determined that school officials were involved with runners for sports agents and made cash payments to recruits. The men's basketball program was also hit with a one-year ban.
The teams have never met before in football.
QUOTABLE: DB Travis Howard, who had two interceptions in the opener, said after Saturday's game that there was little time to enjoy the win: "We just have today to celebrate. Coach Meyer wants us to celebrate it, of course, but we have to get back to work."
POLL DANCING: The next Associated Press Top 25 poll comes out at noon on Tuesday. It is unlikely there will be a whole lot of movement, since only two ranked teams lost over the first big college football weekend of the year. And both lost to ranked opponents.
No. 12 Michigan was battered by second-ranked Alabama, 41-14 on Saturday night in Dallas. On Friday night, No. 24 Boise State dropped a 17-13 result at 13th-ranked Michigan State.
ON THE LINE: Ohio State has won 58 consecutive regular-season non-conference home games against teams not ranked in the AP Top 25. The last loss was a 34-17 setback to Florida State on Oct. 2, 1982.
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