Freshman Braxton Miller will start when Ohio State hosts Colorado on Saturday.
The decision was announced by interim coach Luke Fickell on Thursday on his weekly radio call-in show heard on 1590 WAKR.
Fifth-year senior Joe Bauserman had started the first three games for the Buckeyes (2-1), but the passing game __ with Bausermanand Miller splitting time __ suffered in Saturday night's 24-6 loss at Miami. They combined to hit just 4 of 18 passes for 35 yards with an interception (by Miller), with all four completions going to running backs.
Fickell said he hoped the change might energize the offense. He said he felt Miller could handle the pressure, and that his running ability would be a big asset.
You'll be able to hear Saturday's Ohio State-Colorado game on 1590 WAKR beginning at 3:30 pm.
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