Boxscore
Ohio State 31, Central Florida 16
Saturday, September 8, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Ohio Stadium
Attendance - 104745

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Central Florida 3 7 6 0 16
Ohio State 7 10 14 0 31

Recap


Ohio State 31, UCF 16: Braxton Miller rushed for 141 yards and a career-high three touchdowns as Ohio State knocked off UCF 31-16 at Ohio Stadium.

Despite rushing for only 64 yards in the second half, Ohio State (2-0) built a 31-10 lead and used an opportunistic defense to thwart the Knights (1-1).

Miller, who rushed for an Ohio State quarterback-record 161 yards in the opener last week, gained 107 in the first half and broke a 10-10 tie with a 6-yard scoring run 15 seconds before halftime. The Buckeyes took the opening kickoff in the third quarter and drove 76 yards in 12 plays, capped by Miller's 12-yard touchdown pass to Jake Stoneburner that put them in control, 24-10.

Ohio State intercepted Blake Bortles three times to hold off the Knights, who were looking for the biggest win in the program's history. Bortles finished 25 of 41 for 249 yards and two touchdowns. Miller was 18 of 24 for 155 yards with an interception for the Buckeyes.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Miller now has a Ohio State quarterback-record five career 100-yard rushing games, breaking a tie with Cornelius Green. ... Ohio State, which punted on its first four possessions in the season opener last week vs. Miami (Ohio), only punted once against UCF. That came with 8:50 left in the fourth quarter. ... Buckeyes starting running back Carlos Hyde, filling in for the injured Jordan Hall, left with a shoulder injury in the second quarter.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:35
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 7 - Central Florida 0
1st Quarter - 0:12
Central Florida   FG  Ohio State 7 - Central Florida 3
2nd Quarter - 9:58
Ohio State   FG  Ohio State 10 - Central Florida 3
2nd Quarter - 6:54
Central Florida   TD  Ohio State 10 - Central Florida 10
2nd Quarter - 0:15
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 17 - Central Florida 10
3rd Quarter - 10:25
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 24 - Central Florida 10
3rd Quarter - 8:08
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 31 - Central Florida 10
3rd Quarter - 1:37
Central Florida   TD  Ohio State 31 - Central Florida 16
TEAMS

Team Records

  Central Florida Ohio State
W/L 1 - 1 - 0 2 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Central Florida Ohio State
Score 16 31
First Downs 16 25
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-15
47%
6-for-12
50%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-3
33%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 352 411
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 23-103 51-256
Average/Rush 4.5 5.0
Passing
Comp-Att 25-41 18-24
Passing Yards 249 155
Average/Pass Play 5.9 6.2
Penalties-Yards 6-45 10-79
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Time of Possession 26:44 33:16

PLAYER STATS

Central Florida (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Bortles 25/41 249 2 3
Ohio State (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Miller 18/24 155 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Johnson 12 75 6.2 0
B. Harvey 7 36 5.1 0
R. Calabrese 1 2 2.0 0
Q. McDuffie 1 1 1.0 0
B. Bortles 1 -10 -10.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Miller 27 141 5.2 3
P. Brown 2 33 16.5 0
B. Dunn 5 29 5.8 0
C. Hyde 7 27 3.9 0
Z. Boren 7 16 2.3 0
R. Smith 3 10 3.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Worton 7 96 13.7 0
Q. McDuffie 3 44 14.7 0
R. Hall 5 40 8.0 0
S. Johnson 3 22 7.3 0
J. Godfrey 2 17 8.5 0
D. Floyd 2 16 8.0 0
J. Reese 1 11 11.0 0
B. Giovanetti 1 2 2.0 1
J. Tukes 1 1 1.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Smith 6 57 9.5 0
P. Brown 6 48 8.0 0
J. Stoneburner 2 20 10.0 1
Z. Boren 1 13 13.0 0
J. Heuerman 1 9 9.0 0
E. Spencer 1 6 6.0 0
C. Hyde 1 2 2.0 0
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