Urban Meyer determines Braxton Miller's status for Saturday
Ohio State fans feared the worst when Braxton Miller went down late in Saturday’s game against Minnesota.
The battle-tested quarterback has had no shortage of injuries throughout his career in Columbus. Another one of those was the last thing the Buckeyes wanted to see.
But fortunately, Miller won’t miss any time. Urban Meyer announced during the B1G Teleconference that the senior would “good to go” for Saturday’s game against Illinois.
Miller was sidelined for Sunday’s practice with a sore neck, but he was given full clearance by the training staff on Tuesday.
The former Heisman Trophy candidate is coming off back-to-back games with 45-yard catches. He was limited to 11 yards rushing on five carries against Minnesota and is still seeking his first game with double digit touches since Week 2.
Also returning for the Buckeyes on Saturday will be J.T. Barrett, who missed last week after he was suspended for a drunk driving arrest. Meyer previously said that he was debating whether or not to keep Barrett as one of Ohio State’s captains. But after consulting with the other captains, he elected to leave Barrett in that role.
The Buckeyes will have a chance to set the FBS record for consecutive regular season conference wins on Saturday in Champaign.