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|Ohio State QB Braxton Miller has proven to be a threat to score while on the run.|
"The truth is that in many ways this offense wasn't nearly as bad as its reputation. For example, according to cfbstats.com, the Buckeyes ranked third in the Big Ten in rushing yards per game and yards per carry in conference contests. The return of two of their backs with 100 or more carries (Carlos Hyde and Jordan Hall) and Meyer's ability to customize game plans around the talents of his rushing talents are two reasons the Buckeyes made my list of the best running back committees in college football.
Quarterback Braxton Miller's abilities as a runner are another reason to be optimistic about the OSU offense. His production on designed runs improved as the 2011 season progressed; he increased his yards-per-carry average from 5.6 during his first six games (with no touchdowns) to 9.1 in the last six (with seven TDs), according to ESPN Stats & Info."