Even though Braxton Miller’s status for this weekend remains up in the air, Ohio State’s ability to defeat California should not be questioned.
The star quarterback exited last Saturday’s game against San Diego State after suffering a brutal hit early in the first quarter. The junior sprained his MCL and sat out the remainder of the contest, which Ohio State won by a score of 42-7.
His ability to play against Cal is still uncertain, but there’s still a chance Miller takes the field. According to The Columbus Dispatch’s Tim May, head coach Urban Meyer is “optimistic” that Miller will suit up against the Golden Bears this weekend.
“It’s going to go to game time,” Meyer said. “He’s an experienced player.”
A year removed from gaining 1,271 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns, Miller will be welcomed back with open arms to face Cal, but Ohio State can still secure a win with Kenny Guiton under center.
Tossed into action, Guiton completed 20 of 29 passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns. He also displayed his own rushing prowess, gaining 83 yards and a touchdown with his feet.
The senior can hold down the fort longer for Ohio State if needed.
California has already surrendered 74 points through its first two matches, recently relenting 30 points to Portland State. After not missing a beat with Guiton running the show, Ohio State should have no trouble amassing points regardless of who is running the show.
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