Without starting quarterback Braxton Miller, the Ohio State Buckeyes have been just fine. Miller, who was injured on the opening drive of Ohio State’s 42-7 win over San Diego State, hasn’t played since.
In relief, senior Kenny Guiton has gone 65-of-95 for 664 yards with 13 touchdowns, including a team-record six in Saturday’s 76-0 win over Florida A&M, and two interceptions.
“I know Braxton, if he has a good week of practice, will start,” Ohio State coach Urban Meyer told Austin Ward of ESPN.com . “I saw him [Sunday], and I’m much more confident. I mean, he had a very good day yesterday, and we practiced pretty hard.
“I’m saying he’s around 90 [percent] right now, and he could be 100 by next week, I’m hoping.”
Despite Guiton’s success, Miller was absolutely fantastic in leading the Buckeyes to a perfect season in 2012. He was 148-of-254 for 2,039 yards with 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also rushed for 1,271 yards on 227 carries and scored 13 more touchdowns. In limited action this season, Miller is 17-of-24 for 208 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He’s rushed for 82 yards on 18 carries.
The Buckeyes will get their toughest test of the season when they welcome the Wisconsin Badgers to town Saturday night.