When the college football season began, you’d think someone was crazy for suggesting Kenny Guiton was a better quarterback than Braxton Miller.
Heading into Week 5, however, the junior signal-caller must have a big game to keep his backup on the bench.
After missing the past two-plus games due to injury, the star quarterback will likely start this weekend against Wisconsin, as Austin Ward of ESPN.com reported.
Miller opened up the 2013 campaign for Ohio State Buckeyes as a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate after totaling 3,310 yards and 28 touchdowns as a sophomore.
He led his team to an undefeated record, and Urban Meyer expected him to take on an expanded role as a playmaker, as noted by David Briggs of the Toledo Blade:
If you look at our offense last year, we were a pro offense. There were not a lot of read components … which is kind of the essence of what spread football is. That really didn’t exist for us.
We even did some single-wing, which means a direct snap to the quarterback, and one of our best plays was the quarterback counter because he’s our best player. You’ll see a different style of offense this year.
Miller opened the season with a less-than-stellar performance against Buffalo, however. He wasn’t as sharp as a passer in that contest as he needed to be, throwing an interception to go along with his two touchdown passes.
Ohio State won the game by 20 points, but there was a sense that the Buckeyes still…
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