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Ohio State vs. Penn State: Braxton Miller will be challenge for Nittany Lions

The Penn State Nittany Lions will have their hands full when they face quarterback Braxton Miller and the Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday at 5:30 at Beaver Stadium. The sophomore is ultra-dangerous as a rushing option, piling up 959 yards and a 6.8 yards-per-carry average so far this season, but he's also no slouch through the air, passing for 1384 yards with 11 touchdowns and five interceptions.

"You’d have to compare to the quarterback (Denard Robinson) at Michigan," Penn State linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden said. "Every year, I think you’ve got a couple of players that are just tremendous challenges with their feet and their arm, and certainly Braxton is right up there."

Miller will reportedly be ready to go after being injured against Purdue last week.

The OSU-PSU matchup could be a shootout, because not only should Miller cause problems for Penn State, but, as Scott Brown notes in the article linked above, Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin has blossomed under Bill O'Brien's offense. After early losses to Ohio and Virginia, the Nittany Lions have scored over 30 points in four of their last five games, with McGloin leading the way, throwing 10 touchdowns and one interception in that span.

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