The Buckeyes begin conference play this week, taking on Wisconsin at home. It seems as though starting quarterback, Braxton Miller, will make his return after being injured early in the game against San Diego State. Three weeks and three games later, Kenny Guiton will return to the bench with two new school records and three wins. The trilogy is over, book closed.
That can’t be the end….Can it?
Miller was carted off the field during the first quarter of the San Diego State game on Sept. 7; enter Guiton. The story begins. In the three games that Guiton led the team, the Buckeyes out scored opponents 170-41, including a 76-0 shutout of Florida A&M.
Guiton set a school record for touchdown passes in a game. He set a school record for longest play from line of scrimmage. He received the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week and the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week two weeks in a row. He had a completion rate of 68.1% for those three games. All of these being true, he still has not faced a Big Ten opponent.
Miller, who led the team to an undefeated season in 2012, has the conference experience that head coach Urban Meyer wants.
“Braxton is 13-0 as a starter [since the start of last season] and has done very well with his improvements. Meyer told several media outlets that he expects Miller to start Saturday against Wisconsin,” says Meyer to ESPN.com.
Meyer told the News-Herald that Guiton has earned a few snaps, but didn’t specify how many or would he would get to take those. So it seems for now Guiton’s story is just a three game, non-conference series.
Exit Guiton; Enter Miller.