Helmet Stickers: Week 13

On November 25, 2013 by Buckeye Empire

On Ohio State’s Senior Day, the Buckeyes beat the Indiana Hoosiers by a final score of 42-14.

While the day was marked in large part by Ohio State’s 23rd consecutive victory, which set a new school record, two individuals stood out among the rest and earned Buckeye Empire Helmet Stickers.

Strangely enough, neither winner was a Senior.

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Braxton Miller, quarterback

Braxton Miller Indiana Jump

After struggling immensely in Champaign against Illinois, Braxton Miller took a single leap forward and regained his old form on a snowy day in Columbus.

Battling one of the nation’s worst defenses, along with the elements, Miller made the most of the opportunity and put together some spectacular highlights.

Miller rushed for 144 yards on just 13 carries, all the while breaking a couple of 35+ yard runs and scoring two rushing touchdowns. The first touchdown induced a Miller front flip into the end-zone that sent Buckeye Nation into a frenzy. The next touchdown, however, was even better.

On a play when Kenny Guiton was lined up under center, Kenny G rolled left and tossed the ball on a reverse to Miller, who ran back to the right, looked for a receiver and rumbled toward the goal line.

Miller once again took to flight, this time being met by multiple Hoosier defenders and flipped forward, putting the ball over the line for his second touchdown of the day.

While Miller’s rushing antics stole the show, he also threw for 160 yards and two touchdowns on just 11 completions, including an absolutely beautiful throw to Devin Smith for a 39-yard touchdown.

Carlos Hyde was not awarded a Helmet Sticker for his performance on Saturday, but his accomplishment may have trumped them all.

In the midst of running for 117 yards, Hyde became Urban Meyer’s first 1,000-yard rusher in Meyer’s time as a head coach. Both Meyer and Hyde were thrilled about the accomplishment, as is the entire Ohio State team and Buckeye Nation as a whole.

The scariest part is that Hyde has become Meyer’s first 1,000-yard rusher in just eight games this season. With three games left in the season and three games taken due to suspension, some believe that Hyde could have also become Meyer’s first 2,000-yard back as well.

All in all, congrats are certainly due to Mr. Hyde and his memorable Senior Day.

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Ryan Shazier, linebacker

Ryan Shazier Indiana

Ryan Shazier is technically not a senior, but the junior linebacker made the most of what could be remembered as his final game in Ohio Stadium.

Shazier, the potential 2014 NFL Draft Pick, accounted for a whopping 20 tackles, five tackles for loss and a forced fumble on Saturday, all while helping the Ohio State defense to hold the dynamic Indiana offense scoreless for the large majority of the game.

If Saturday’s game was indeed Shazier’s last in Ohio Stadium, he certainly played like a senior and we wish him the best of luck as he moves towards the NFL.

PS: #BEATMICHIGAN

Past Helmet Stickers Winners:

 

Week One: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Jordan Hall, running back

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Ryan Shazier, linebacker

 

Week Two: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Kenny Guiton, quarterback

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Steve Miller, defensive lineman

 

Week Three: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Kenny Guiton, quarterback

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Joey Bosa, defensive end

 

Week Four: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Kenny Guiton, quarterback

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Chase Farris, defensive lineman

 

Week Five:

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Braxton Miller, quarterback

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Ryan Shazier, linebacker

 

Week Six: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Carlos Hyde, running back

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Joey Bosa, defensive end, Doran Grant, cornerback

 

Week Seven: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Carlos Hyde, running back

Defensive Helmet Sticker; Doran Grant, cornerback

 

Week Nine:

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Braxton Miller, quarterback

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Noah Spence, defensive end

 

Week Ten:

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Jeff Heuerman, tight end

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Doran Grant, cornerback

 

Week Twelve: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Carlos Hyde, running back

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Joey Bosa, defensive end

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