Braxton Miller's statistics — he's 15th in the nation in rushing with 117 yards per game — and his team's record (10-0) mark him as Heisman Trophy material.
But he's not comfortable talking about himself.
Ohio State has tried hard to make Miller more available to media around the country, hosting a national teleconference on Monday night, but Miller remains a reluctant participant in the Heisman talk.
"Man, it's tough. A lot of guys come to me about it," he said of his Heisman candidacy. "I try not to talk about it because I don't really like talking about myself."
Asked if there was a play this season where he might have even surprised himself with what he had done, he pointed to the short touchdown run at Penn State where he disdained a handoff to running back Carlos Hyde, took a step toward the line, pulled back so a defender would miss him, then restarted and dived into the end zone.
It was highlight-reel quality.
"It wasn't a designed keeper. It wasn't a designed quarterback read or anything like that," Miller said. "It was basically just a jet handoff to Carlos. I think that they just bull-rushed and some guy came through and hit Carlos and I just pulled it (back) because Carlos got tackled. So I just (took) it on my own and I made some type of move to make somebody miss and I just dove into the end zone."