Another week without Braxton Miller behind center and another reminder that this isn’t the 2012 version of the Ohio State Buckeyes as Kenny Guiton led OSU to a 52-34 victory over California.
Last season, that result may have gone the other way as it took a Herculean effort from Braxton Miller to beat the Golden Bears at home.
However, this year what we are seeing is a team that is as deep as any in the country.
One has to ask a simple question—would Alabama be just as good as it is now without A.J. McCarron under center?
Chances are pretty high that the ‘Bama offense would miss a beat or two. That hasn’t happened to Ohio State’s offense with the loss of Miller.
"If you want to buy stock, buy stock in Kenny Guiton." -Urban Meyer
— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) September 16, 2013
Redshirt senior Kenny Guiton has simply been spectacular in relief, so much so that after a career best 276 yards and four touchdown performance against Cal he was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.
What also seems to get lost in the shuffle of Miller’s absence is that all of this is happening sans Carlos Hyde as well. The second leading rusher from a season ago will make his return this week against Florida A&M, adding yet another weapon for offensive coordinator Tom Herman to play around with.
Minus the top two rushers from last season would likely doom most teams, especially against a team that is capable of putting up points at will on their own like Cal can.
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