When looking at the schedule for Week 4 of the 2013 college football season, everybody expected the Ohio State Buckeyes to have no trouble against the Florida A&M Rattlers. However, what college football fans didn’t expect is to witness a record-setting day with Kenny Guiton on offense as the backup quarterback was filling in for Braxton Miller.
Guiton set the Buckeyes single-game passing record for touchdowns with six and the best part is–he did it all in the first half. The Rattlers were no match for the Buckeyes in the first half of play as Ohio State went into half with a 55-0 lead thanks to Guiton completing 22 of 32 passes for 207 yards to go along with six touchdowns.
Obviously, there’s no reason to make too big of a deal over Guiton’s performance and throw his name in the talk for Heisman considering the competition he’s going against, but the quarterback still deserves credit for this type of performance. The starting job is still Miller’s to use as he gives the Buckeyes their best shot at competing for the National Championship, but that doesn’t mean Guiton’s performance should go ignored on the season.
If anything, it provides Urban Meyer and the rest of the Ohio State coaching staff with comfort knowing they have a reliable backup quarterback in case Miller deals with more injuries throughout the 2013 season.
It’s one thing to throw for six touchdown passes in a game, but to throw six in one half of play–now that’s impressive.