When Ohio State’s starting quarterback Braxton Miller hurt his leg in week two verses San Diego State, the entire state of Ohio held it’s breath. Miller is considered by many to be the perfect quarterback to run Ohio State coach Urban Meyer’s spread offense, and without him, nobody was sure how productive the offense would be. Enter Kenny Guiton, and the Buckeyes have yet to miss a beat.
Almost three full games since Miller went down, the Buckeyes have continued to put up big numbers. Scoring 42, 52, and 76 in the games in which Guiton has taken over, and one may speculate that there may be a quarterback controversy in Columbus. But according to Meyer, no such controversy exists. In a press conference this past weekend after the Buckeyes dismantled FLorida A&M, when the question was asked if Miller was still number one, Meyer simply replied “Yes.”
Since Kenny Guiton has taken over for the injured Miller, he has completed 65 of 95 passes for 13 touchdowns and two interceptions. “Xbox numbers” as the kids may say.
Though Ohio State has yet to enter the “meat” of their schedule, knocking off four out-of-conference teams which could be considered far from intriguing, big tests are on the horizon when Wisconsin comes into Columbus this weekend, and the Buckeyes travel to Northwestern the following week. And while the status of Braxton Miller is still uncertain, Ohio State fans can breathe easy, for the time being, with Kenny Guiton taking the snaps.