Per Ohio State, a recent study performed by Football Bowl Subdivision sports information directors revealed that Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller has been responsible for more game-winning touchdown drives than any other active FBS quarterback. In his three-year college career, the senior-to-be has accumulated six game-winning fourth quarter/overtime touchdown drives, which are defined as scoring drives that put the winning team ahead for good.
The two-time Big Ten MVP's first game-winning touchdown drive came in his freshman season when he helped engineer an unlikely win over No. 15 Wisconsin, who was quarterbacked by Russell Wilson at the time. With 40 seconds remaining on the clock, Miller found classmate Devin Smith for a 40-yard touchdown to give Ohio State a 33-29 victory.
Miller would again play the role of hero in the third game of his sophomore season, giving the Buckeyes two fourth quarter leads in their clash with California. The Huber Heights, Ohio native found wideout Jake Stoneburner for a touchdown pop pass to give his team a 28-21 lead, before breaking a 28-all tie with a 72-yard bomb to Smith with 3:26 left on the clock.
The Buckeyes got the best of the Badgers again in 2012, with Miller again saving his best for last. Despite an otherwise dismal day for the Ohio State offense, the Buckeyes signal caller used his legs to pick up 12 yards in overtime before Carlos Hyde punctuated a 21-14 OSU victory to advance the Buckeyes to 11-0 on the season.
After capping off a 12-0 season in 2012, Miller managed to extend the Buckeyes' winning streak to 18-0 with a road win over Northwestern in 2013. The Wildcats led OSU by a score of 30-27 with fewer than 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, before Miller completed all four of his pass attempts for 64 yards in an 81-yard touchdown drive that was capped with a seven-yard touchdown run by Hyde.
One game later, Miller's fourth quarter efforts were again needed as the Buckeyes headed into the fourth quarter of their showdown with Iowa tied at 24. The junior quarterback passed for 21 yards and ran for 12 more on what was ultimately a 75-yard game-winning drive that ended with a dazzling 19-yard touchdown run from Hyde.
Miller's latest late-game heroics were perhaps his most impressive, as he and the Buckeyes had the last laugh in a back-and-forth classic edition of The Game. Michigan appeared poised to knock off second-ranked Ohio State as the Wolverines tied the game at 35 with five minutes remaining on the clock, but Miller opened up the ensuing series with a 32-yard run on what was ultimately a 65-yard drive that gave the Buckeyes the final lead of the game thanks to a one-yard Hyde touchdown run.