It’s no secret that Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller has stepped up his level of play over the past few weeks. Against Penn State on Saturday, Miller finished with 320 yards of total offense along with five touchdowns (three passing, two running) as the Buckeyes absolutely blew out the Nittany Lions, 63-14.
What has been the difference for Miller these past few games? According to his own head coach, Urban Meyer, it was backup quarterback Kenny Guiton warming up on the sideline during the Northwestern game.
Meyer on Braxton Miller’s play since Kenny Guiton warmed up at NW: “I don’t think it’s a coincidence. He’s not used to being second fiddle.”
— Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) October 28, 2013
Guiton came on in relief of Braxton Miller (due to injury) earlier this year and played very well – so well that many fans thought he should be named the starter. He also got the opportunity to play in Saturday’s lopsided win against Penn State and scored two rushing touchdowns.
Both quarterbacks have been essential in keeping the team undefeated this season. They’ll look to move to 9-0 on the season this Saturday against Purdue.