3rd Quarter Recap: Ohio State 31, Central Florida 16

Braxton Miller had a productive quarter for Ohio State. He threw for 75 yards and one touchdown and ran for 29 yards and one touchdown, and the Buckeyes now lead 31-16. Ohio State added to its advantage when Miller threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Jake Stoneburner, the final play on a 12-play, 76-yard drive to give the Buckeyes the lead, 24-10.

Ohio State made its lead 31-10 when Miller scrambled for an eight-yard touchdown run on the last play of a three-play, 32-yard drive. The Buckeyes started in good field position when Etienne Sabino intercepted Blake Bortles’ pass.

UCF closed the gap to 31-16 when Bortles tossed a two-yard touchdown to Billy Giovanetti to clinch an 84-yard drive. Bortles’ 35-yard pass to Quincy McDuffie took the Knights from the 28 and across midfield to ignite the drive. Ohio State blocked the extra point attempt.

UCF will start the fourth quarter with good field position on Ohio State’s 14-yard line.

Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde injured his knee in the first half and is spending the second half on the sidelines.

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