The Ohio State Buckeyes received quite a scare when star quarterback Braxton Miller left Saturday’s game with a sprained MCL, per ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. In what could have led the team into a downward spiral, Ohio State still pounded San Diego State University into submission with a strong performance from backup quarterback Kenny Guiton.
Miller, regarded as a prime contender to seize the Heisman Trophy, suffered a nasty hit while scrambling for a first down. After sustaining that blow during the first quarter, the junior was forced out of commission for the rest of the day.
The game remained scoreless at the time of Miller’s early departure, but the Buckeyes had no trouble steamrolling the Aztecs by a score of 42-7. Even without their quarterback, the Buckeyes demonstrated how much talent stretches across the depth chart.
Ohio State compiled 445 total yards without Miller, falling a mere 15 short of its output last week against Buffalo. Showing just how rich the rich truly are, Guiton proved he could handle the starting gig for most other clubs.
The senior completed 19 of his 28 passing attempts for 152 yards and two touchdowns. Much like Miller, Guiton made an even greater impact on the ground, recording 83 rushing yards and another score. Not bad for the No. 2 quarterback.
The reserve showed great pocket poise and arm strength with this first-quarter touchdown strike to Philly Brown, via ESPN College Football’s Twitter.
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