BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Braxton Miller looks very comfortable at wide receiver, and Cardale Jones picked up right where he left off last season.
No. 1 Ohio State is loaded.
Miller scored two touchdowns, including an electrifying 53-yard run, and the star-studded Buckeyes began their title defense with a 42-24 victory over Virginia Tech on Monday night.
Jones, whose status as the starter was not known until he came out for the first offensive series, threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score as Ohio State avenged a 35-21 home loss to Virginia Tech last season and earned its 14th straight win overall.
The Hokies, meanwhile, lost more than the game, with quarterback Michael Brewer shelved by a left shoulder injury in the third quarter. Brewer is key to Virginia Tech’s hope for a resurgent season.
Virginia Tech trailed 21-17 and had driven into Buckeyes territory when Brewer went down, but it had trouble moving the ball after Brenden Motley took over behind center.
And the Hokies just couldn’t stop Miller and Co. in the second half.
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