Heismanpundit Player of the Week: Lamar Miller

It’s easy to forget the Miami Hurricanes these days, especially with the NCAA cloud hanging over the program.

But there’s still a bunch of talent in place down in Coral Gables.  And, last weekend, it went head to head with another troubled program in Ohio State.

Let’s just say that it’s not every day that the Buckeyes get worked like they did against the Hurricanes. The final score was 24-6 in favor of Miami and one reason for that result was the play of ‘Canes running back Lamar Miller, who gets this week’s nod as Heismanpundit.com’s Player of the Week.

Miller, a sophomore, is blessed with track speed (10.50 in the 100m as a high school senior) and it showed against OSU. He rushed for 184 yards on 26 carries, an average of over 7 yards a pop.

Despite all the issues with the Buckeye offense, the defense is just as talented as ever, so to run up this kind of yardage is pretty impressive.

After this game, Miller stands third nationally in rushing (second in all-purpose yardage), averaging 151 yards per outing. He is improving fast as a running back and may end up being one of the few bright spots in an otherwise spotty Miami season.

We’ll keep an eye on Miller.  You should, too. He’s got a bright future.

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Chris Huston, A.K.A. ‘The Heisman Pundit‘, is a Heisman voter and the creator and publisher of Heismanpundit.com, a site dedicated to analysis of the Heisman Trophy and college football. Dubbed “the foremost authority on the Heisman” by Sports Illustrated, HP is regularly quoted or cited during football season in newspapers across the country. He is also a regular contributor on sports talk radio and television.

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