The No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes face a crucial test tonight, as they travel for its road game at California, but they will be without their best player and Heisman contender. Quarterback Braxton Miller will not play tonight due to a sprained MCL:
Miller will not play on Saturday night when Ohio State takes on California. Miller did not warm up with the quarterbacks before the game and was not in uniform when the Buckeyes took the field 40 minutes before the game.
Miller suffered a knee injury and had to be carted off during the first quarter of Ohio State’s 42-7 victory over San Diego State last weekend. Kenny Guiton will get the start after he came out against San Diego State on Saturday after Miller went down on the seventh play of the game and played like a starter, completing 19/28 passes for 152 yards, two touchdown and an interception. He also ran nine times for 83 yards.
With Big 10 play opening up in two weeks, Miller could benefit from some extra rest. The Buckeyes host No. 20 Wisconsin in a little over two weeks before traveling to face No. 17 Northwestern.