Sep 14, 2013; Berkeley, CA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Kenny Guiton (13) prepares to throw a touchdown pass against the California Golden Bears in the first quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Kenny Guiton filling in admirably for Braxton Miller


Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will not play in the Buckeyes game Saturday against California.  The Heisman hopefull Miller sprained the MCL in his left knee against San Diego State last week on very first drive of the game, and did not return.

There was some question as to whether Miller would play or not, as he did make the trip to California with #4 Ohio State, but those have now been put to rest.

Fifth-year senior Kenny Guiton started in Miller’s place on Saturday.  Guiton completed 19 of 28 passes for 152 yards with 2 touchdowns and an interception, and rushed 9 times for 83 yards to lead the Buckeyes in that category, filling in for Miller last week — and so far has gone 8 for 11 for 197 yards and 3 touchdowns in the opening quarter against Cal.  Not a bad replacement -start so far, eh?

Braxton Miller came into the 2013 season as a Heisman Trophy candidate after helping to lead Ohio State to an undefeated record in 2012.  Missing any game time will undoubtedly hinder those hopes.   Buckeyes coach urban Meyer was hopeful that the junior QB might play at least some in the game, but that hope has been put to rest.

 

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