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. However, Ohio State still pounded the San Diego State Aztecs into submission thanks to a strong performance from backup quarterback Kenny Guiton.
Coach Urban Meyer praised Guiton’s play, per Rusty Miller of the Associated Press:
The old right-hander steps in again. He really did a nice job. He’s too slow, not strong-enough armed and all he does is lead, manage, distribute and has an incredible knowledge of the game. And incredible leadership skills.
And our players respond.
Miller, regarded as a prime contender to seize the Heisman Trophy, suffered a nasty hit while scrambling for a first down on Ohio State’s first offensive series. The injury forced the junior out of commission for the rest of the day.
Despite Miller’s early departure, the Buckeyes had no trouble steamrolling the Aztecs by a score of 42-7, demonstrating how much talent stretches across the depth chart.
Ohio State compiled 445 total yards, 402 coming after Miller’s injury, falling a mere 15 short of its output last week against Buffalo.
Guiton proved he could handle the starting gig for most other schools. The senior completed 19 of his 28 passing attempts for 152 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Much like Miller, Guiton also made an impact in the ground game, recording 83 rushing yards and another score. Not bad for…