After Kenny Guiton carved up Cal’s defense in Ohio State’s 52-34 victory on Saturday, one thing became crystal clear: Ohio State has two very talented quarterbacks on its roster.
And with that kind of talent behind Braxton Miller, the Buckeyes haven’t lost a step in their chase for a national title.
Guiton wasn’t just good against the Golden Bears—he was brilliant.
The fifth-year senior completed 21 of 32 passes for 276 yards and four touchdowns against no interceptions. Guiton also added 92 rushing yards on 14 carries in his first career start for the Buckeyes.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was impressed with Guiton’s performance, according to Zack Meisel of the Plain Dealer.
“He gets the ball to the right people at the right time,” Meyer said after the game. “What I was more impressed with were the downfield throws. A few of those were right on the dot.”
Those downfield throws came early in the game.
On Ohio State’s second play from scrimmage, 90 yards away from Cal’s end zone, Guiton brilliantly sold a fake screen pass before turning his attention upfield. With the defense now out of position, Guiton led a streaking Devin Smith perfectly, connecting for a historic 90-yard touchdown pass that broke the game wide open:
Guiton to Smith for 90 yards was not only the longest play from scrimmage in OSU history, but the longest play of any Meyer-coached team.
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 15, 2013
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