Braxton Miller, Cameron Johnston Named Big Ten Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week

By Jason Priestas on September 30, 2013 at 3:52p
Braxton Miller is your Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller and punter Cameron Johnston were named Big Ten Offensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively, following the Buckeyes' 31-24 win over Wisconsin in the team's Big Ten opener Saturday.

Miller completed 17 of 25 passes for 198 yards and four touchdowns, while rushing for 83 yards on 22 carries after not starting the previous two games due to injury. This is his second Offensive Player of the Week honor and he becomes the second different Buckeye quarterback to capture the award in as many weeks, following Kenny Guiton's recognition last week.

Johnston, a freshman from Geelong, Australia, pinned Wisconsin inside its own 20-yard line on each of his six punts, including five inside the 10-yard line, helping the Buckeyes defeat the Badgers. On the night, he averaged 39.8 yards per punt, finishing with a long of 55 yards on his final attampt. This is his first Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honor.


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osupolo's picture

I agree.  He's a rugby player,  he knows how to run the ball.

ohiowhitesnake's picture

but who's he going to pitch it to?

I finally got a set of Gold Pants!

Deadly Nuts's picture

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dwcbuckeye's picture

Contrats Brax and Cameron!
I'm liking the zip BM puts on the ball.  Definitely seems much improved as a passer.

OSU_undergrad's picture

Braxton definitely can throw a tight ball now. That end of half TD throw was on a rope.

brandonbauer87's picture

Johnston has absolutely mastered the end over end pooch punt. It's almost sickening how good it was Saturday night. 

sharks's picture

We need a pipeline into that Aussie training school.

A man got to have a code...

Ahh Saturday's picture

Braxton played well in his first game back, but I'd have to give offensive pow to Arbuldovis.

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nfischer's picture

You all are purposefully misspelling it.  It's Abracadabracis.

harleymanjax's picture


"Because I couldn't go for 3"

MN Buckeye's picture

I was told it was Abradabralphabetitis.

1MechEng's picture

I thought it was Arrivaderci?! Seems fitting ...

One Bad Buckeye's picture


"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

Hovenaut's picture

Back to b'ness for Brax, and the punter from down under has arrived. 
Congrats to both.

mtrotb's picture

Wonder if a school has ever had back-to-back offensive pow award with 2 different QB's before in Big Ten?


OurHonorDefend09's picture

didn't Urban say he was disappointed in Cam so far? Something about hang time not being good enough and giving him a C- grade? High standards for a multi-game ST player of the week, I guess.

Don't give up... Don't ever give up.

AirForceNUT's picture

I'm sure Urban is being tough on him since he is still really young and Urban doesn't want him to get complacent.  If he grades him at a C-, then Cam is just going to keep working hard until he gets that A!

RedStorm45's picture

Johnston gave up his first return yards of the season - what like 3 or 4 on that final punt.  He can boot it, but there seems to be a concerted effort to not outkick his coverage, which has led to more 42 yards no return punts.

andyb's picture

I find it funny that Braxton was named POW and didn't even grade out "Champion" by his own coach this week...standards are so high and I love it!

TheBadOwl's picture

Also how Cam got B1G special teamer of the week and Devin Smith beat him out for the award from the staff.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

MN Buckeye's picture

Congratulations to both Braxton and Cameron on the awards!

Qujo's picture

Cameron Football? Anybody? Anyone? 

Our arch rivals.... 11 National Championships, 10 before 1949 - eight of eleven shared. Trying to respect them... trying.... Ugh!

Knarcisi's picture

One performance does not a nickname make. Now lets see the consistency. 

BuckeyeMike74's picture

Outstanding and consistent punting that really had a huge positive impact on the outcome of the game.  I hate having 6 punts in a game, but all inside the 20 and 5 inside the 10?  Well that is about as good as it gets.