Posted: 6:47 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013
By Christopher Jason
Despite losing star quarterback Braxton Miller early in the first quarter to what was later reported as a slight MCL injury, Ohio State, behind all-everything backup Kenny Guiton kept the momentum going and cruised to a comfortable 42-7 victory over San Diego State. Guiton finished the afternoon with near 150 yards through the air, an impressive completion percentage, 2 TDs through the air, and one rushing.
San Diego State struggled for a second consecutive week developing any kind of offensive identity. Star running back Adam Muema was limited to just 3 carries for 5 yards, and though backups Chase Price and Donnel Pumphrey both had strong yards per carry numbers, SDSU was too far out of the game too early to run the ball with any kind of regularity. After stating 0/5 (including an interception), SDSU starter Adam Dingwell was pulled in favor of walk-on Quinn Kaehler, formerly of the JUCO ranks. He was significantly better than Dingwell, but by and large was too little, too late.
Guiton finished with a Braxton Miller like rushing line while Jordan Hall continued his strong showing. The Buckeyes as a whole completely dominated the box score, outgaining SDSU by over 200 total yards. At 2-0, Ohio State will now head west to take on a Cal-Berkeley side that struggled with FCS Portland State early in their game this afternoon.