Since Braxton Miller injured his knee against San Diego State, backup quarterback Kenny Guiton has played brilliantly for the Ohio State Buckeyes. The redshirt senior has thrown for 643 yards, 12 touchdowns and two interceptions, all while completing 68 percent of his passes.
In his first two starts as a quarterback, Guiton set two school records. Against Cal, he connected with Devin Smith for a 90-yard touchdown pass, the longest in school history. Against Florida A&M last Saturday, he threw six touchdown passes, shattering Ohio State’s old record before the halftime whistle blew.
Despite Guiton’s historic run, there is no quarterback controversy at Ohio State. When Braxton Miller is healthy enough to return, he will be Ohio State’s starter.
That’s something Urban Meyer made very clear after the Buckeyes’ 76-point rout of Florida A&M, according to Eleven Warriors.
Meyer just asked if Braxton was still the No. 1 quarterback. “Yes,” was the reply.
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 21, 2013
Exactly when Miller returns is the bigger unknown.
Ari Wasserman of The Plain Dealer writes that Meyer wanted his star quarterback on the field against the Rattlers.
“I wanted to play him,” Meyer said “Braxton felt like he couldn’t go. He tried really hard, we had a good week of pushing him through, but with good athletes, those (knee sprains) are tough injuries.”
Miller sprained his MCL on on the first drive of Ohio State’s…