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The Buckeyes are without their No. 1 QB.
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller left Saturday’s game against San Diego State with a MCL injury. According to the Buckeyes’ sports info department, Miller could return to the game, but coach Urban Meyer is expected to keep the junior quarterback on the sidelines.
Prior to his injury, Miller was 2 of 2 for 30 yards and rushed for five yards on one carry.
Backup Kenny Guiton was solid in relief in the first half and as last year’s performance against Purdue showcased, the senior is a capable option for Ohio State.
Keeping Miller healthy was a priority for Ohio State this season, which was supposed to be easier with a deeper group of weapons. Miller is one of the nation’s top quarterbacks and is health is essential to the Buckeyes’ national title hopes.
Ohio State’s upcoming schedule isn’t daunting, but a road trip to California on Sept. 14 won’t be easy and a Sept. 28 matchup against Wisconsin is a huge game for the Leaders Division title race.