More crucial to his team: Braxton or Denard?

The question was posed, and BTN football analysts Howard Griffith and Chris Martin gave their educated answers. So, which electric running quarterback is more crucial to his team: Braxton Miller or Denard Robinson?

Watch our analysts’ thoughts in this web-only “Big Ten Football Report” video now, plus see the players’ stats and cast your vote for the winner in this post.

Here’s what Griffith said:

“I don’t know if you can take one over the other.”

And Martin’s thoughts:

“It’s trying to find a pimple on Miss America. It’s hard to do, when you look at it.”

“Braxton Miller is a bigger-sized Denard Robinson. Both of them are valuable to their offenses, both of them are dynamic players. I’d say Braxton Miller, but it’s a toss-up.”

That’s basically two undecided votes, with a SLIGHT edge to Miller. Let’s take a look at the numbers.

Miller’s 2012 stats:

Passing Rushing
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long
9/1/2012 Mia-O 14 24 207 58.3 2 0 44 17 161 9.5 1 65
9/8/2012 UCF 18 24 155 75.0 1 1 15 27 141 5.2 3 37
9/15/2012 Cal 16 30 249 53.3 4 1 72 12 75 6.3 1 55
9/22/2012 UAB 12 20 143 60.0 0 0 25 11 64 5.8 2 19
9/29/2012 @ MSU 16 23 179 69.6 1 1 63 23 136 5.9 0 20
10/6/2012 Neb 7 14 127 50.0 1 0 35 16 186 11.6 1 72

Robinson’s 2012 stats:

Passing Rushing
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long
9/1/2012 @ Ala 11 26 200 42.3 1 2 71 10 27 2.7 1 9
9/8/2012 AF 14 25 208 56.0 2 1 30 20 218 10.9 2 79
9/15/2012 UMass 16 24 291 66.7 3 1 66 10 106 10.6 1 36
9/22/2012 @ ND 13 24 138 54.2 0 4 20 26 90 3.5 0 20
10/6/2012 @ Purdue 8 16 105 50.0 1 0 28 24 235 9.8 0 59

OK, it’s time to hear from BTN.com fans.

And what good is talking about Miller and Robinson without visual proof?

Miller takes it to the house against Cal:

Robinson runs past Air Force:

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