Miller leads 14th-ranked Buckeyes past No. 20 Michigan State

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East Lansing, MI -- Braxton Miller hit Devin Smith with a go- ahead 63-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter as No. 14 Ohio State hung on and downed 20th-ranked Michigan State, 17-16, in Urban Meyer's Big Ten opener.

Miller carried the ball 23 times for 136 yards and added 180 yards passing on 17-of-24 efficiency for the Buckeyes (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten), who ran the final 4:10 off the clock to seal the win in the fourth quarter.

Philly Brown caught 12 balls for 84 yards and Carlos Hyde racked up 49 yards rushing on 11 carries in the victory.

Andrew Maxwell completed 22-of-42 passes for 269 yards and a score for Michigan State (3-2, 0-1), which snapped a seven-game losing streak to Ohio State last season in Columbus with a 10-7 victory.

Le'Veon Bell ran for a career-high 253 yards last week against Eastern Michigan, but was limited to 45 yards rushing on 17 carries in the setback.

 

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