Don’t tell Ohio State quarterback Kenny Guiton that he’s the backup. Filling in for the injured preseason Heisman Trophy candidate Braxton Miller for the third straight week, Guiton performed like a man on a mission in Ohio State’s 76-0 win. He threw for six touchdowns, in the first half, setting a Buckeyes’ single-game record in the process.
OK, so it was against lowly Florida A&M – or the much easier to type acronym FAMU.
Still, Guiton has performed well in Miller’s absence, and his stats should be noted. He has completed 41 of 61 passes for 449 yards with 7 TD’s and 1 interception – and rushed 24 times for 181 yards and a TD.
Braxton Miller is out with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. While they will probably need him against Wisconsin when they open up Big Ten play against Wisconsin next week, Buckeyes’ fans can sleep a little easier knowing their backup is more than capable if Miller is unable to go.
“I had all day,” Guiton said after the game according to the Associated Press, via ESPN.com. “The coaches wanted to come out throwing the ball around and I thank them for the trust they had in me to be able to do that.”