By: Cameron Chambers
Due to a knee injury for Braxton Miller, and the spectacular play by Kenny Guiton in replacement, Ohio State’s coach Urban Meyer has a problem that any coach would want: two starting caliber quarterbacks.
The Buckeyes beat Wisconsin last Saturday with a score of 31-24, and Braxton Miller looked like he didn’t miss a beat in his return to the starting role.
Still, many wonder if Guiton is the better choice at quarterback.
“I think Guiton is the better option, he can make things happen with both his arm and his feet if need be. You don’t see Miller throwing six touchdown passes. Even if it’s against a FCS school, that’s still really impressive” sophomore Brian Raymond said.
Guiton appears to have better passing ability, but Miller can make more plays with his feet. With the Buckeyes plethora of running backs, this makes Miller especially lethal with the added factor of the read option.
“Miller was the starter before. Miller should stay the starter,” senior Molly McCauley said. “He gives OSU more options. Even though Guiton excelled in his limited playing time, Miller’s dynamic playmaking ability is what makes him the clear starter. Guiton doesn’t have the explosiveness Miller has.”
Guiton did not see any action against Wisconsin, while Miller threw for four touchdowns, and was 17-25 for 198 yards, and rushed 22 times for 83 yards.
Ohio State has a serious test next week, as they take on 17th ranked Northwestern in Evanston.