Ohio State junior quarterback Braxton Miller was named the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Week and freshman punter Cameron Johnston was tabbed as the Special Teams Player of the Week as announced from the conference’s headquarters in Park Ridge, Ill., earlier today.
Miller, playing for the first time since he left very early in the San Diego State game with an MCL sprain in his left knee three weeks ago, was 17-of-25 passing for 198 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. Miller also rushed for 83 yards on 22 carries in Ohio State’s 31-24 win over Wisconsin on Saturday.
Today marked Miller’s second Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Award of his career and the third time in a row a Buckeye quarterback received the accolade after fifth-year senior Kenny Guiton won it the last two weeks.
Punter Cameron Johnston, a freshman from Geelong, Australia, was named the Big Ten’s Special Teams Player of the Week. Johnston, a 21-year old former Australian Rules Football player, punted six times and had an average of 39.8 yards per boot with a net average of 38.8 yards. All six punts landed inside the 20 and Johnson’s longest of 55 yards pinned Wisconsin deep at their own 10 yard line with 1:29 left in the fourth quarter.