Ohio State take Big Ten opener at Spartan Stadium 17-16

9/29/2012
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Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller helped lead the Buckeyes to 383 yards of offense.
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller helped lead the Buckeyes to 383 yards of offense.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — No. 14 Ohio State held off 20th-ranked Michigan State for a 17-16 win in today’s Big Ten opener at Spartan Stadium.

OSU took a 17-13 lead on Braxton Miller’s 63-yard touchdown pass to Devin Smith in the third quarter and would not relinquish the advantage.

The Buckeyes finished with 383 yards to the Spartans’ 303.