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Is there a hotter backup quarterback in all of college football than Ohio State’s Kenny Guiton?
He has lit the college football world on fire over the past three games, even setting the Ohio State record for most touchdown passes in a single game with six this past weekend against Florida A&M.
It has led some to wonder out loud if Ohio State would be better off with Guiton at quarterback and to leave Braxton Miller on the bench.
After all, you are supposed to ride the hot hand, right?
Guiton certainly has had a hot hand over the past two-plus games since Miller’s knee sprain against San Diego State.
In fact, Gution has racked up 643 yards on 64-of-94 passing with 12 touchdowns. He’s also rushed for 184 yards and one touchdown so far this season.
Not bad numbers, to say the least.
However, when you take a look behind the raw numbers perhaps things aren’t as impressive as they would lead you to believe.
Why? Well, those numbers have come against two of the worst FBS defenses in San Diego State and Cal as well as a terrible FCS opponent in Florida A&M.
It’s about as ugly as it can get when you look at the numbers for the Cal and San Diego State defenses on the season.
In fact, here is exactly where those two defenses rank nationally in some of the most important statistical categories:
|Category||Cal||San Diego State|
|Total Defense||121st (556.3yds)||103rd (451.7yds)|
|Points Allowed||119th (42ppg)||114th (38.7ppg)|
|Passing Defense||110th (294.3yds)||114th (303.3yds)|
|Rushing Defense||121st (262yds)||56th (148.3yds)|
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