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Braxton Miller hit hard, taken to locker room vs. SDSU

Braxton Miller headed to the locker room after he was pinned between two tacklers. [Jason Mowry/Icon SMI]Braxton Miller headed to the locker room after he was pinned between two tacklers. (Jason Mowry/Icon SMI)

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It won't hurt Ohio State against a San Diego State team that lost to Eastern Illinois by 21 last week, but Buckeye fans are collectively holding their breath after seeing Braxton Miller go down with an apparent knee injury. Miller also appeared to take a shot to the head as well.

(A GIF of the hit can be found here.)

Kenny Guiton is a more than capable backup, but Miller is the engine that drives the Ohio State offense, especially since this team doesn't appear to be as defensively potent as in years past. The Buckeyes have a very easy schedule on paper and are thinking BCS, but that will be made a lot more complicated if their star quarterback has to miss significant time. OSU travels to Cal next week, and although Sonny Dykes' team is young and raw, the Bears can score, as they showed against Northwestern last week.

Ohio State needs Miller back, but it needs him to be healthy for the long haul even more.

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