Thursday was no different, but in the second quarter he made the biggest play of his career, intercepting a Daniels pass and returning it 52 yards for a touchdown.
It was quite a difference from a month ago when he was flagged for two pass interference penalties on one drive that allowed Rutgers to score a touchdown.
"As a player, we all have plays where we could have done something different,'' Miller said. "The thing is, you've just got to be ready to make a play when it comes your way.''
"I can't change what happened in that Rutgers game. But [against USF] I had a chance to make a difference in the game and help my team win.''
The interception was the first of Miller's 20-game career.
Dustin Garrison has been West Virginia's starting tailback since his 291-yard effort against Bowling Green in the fifth game of the season. That's still the top individual rushing performance in the country this season.
Since then, though, Garrison hasn't approached even 100 yards. He's had games of as few as 19 (Cincinnati) and 23 (Rutgers) yards. And Thursday appeared to be another mediocre night for the true freshman.
Then in the final minutes he caught fire. He ran for 37 yards on WVU's tying drive and scored the touchdown on a 5-yard run on which he wasn't touched. He would finish with 87 yards on 16 carries, both highs for the past six games.
"Dustin just gets better as the game goes on,'' coach Dana Holgorsen said. "The more you give it to him, the more he plays, the better he is. And we didn't give up on the run. We kept forcing it in there and once we wore them down a little bit he was able to get free.''
Reach Dave Hickman at 304-348-1734 or dphickm...@aol.com.