The Alumni Band marches before the game against San Diego State. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hope, The Lantern

Game Review: Ohio State 42, SDSU 7

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Post-Game Report for the Buckeyes 42-7 win: It is you, the reader of this article’s decision about whether or not it was a good day for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Sure, their offense scored 42 points, and the defense pitched a shutout until the end of the 3rd quarter. But things were not very rosy in Columbus today, as star QB Braxton Miller went down with an MCL injury on the Bucks first drive. There are conflicting media reports about the severity of the injury, but at first glance, it looked pretty bad. Urban Meyer insists that the injury was only an MCL sprain, but many in the media are reporting that it could have been an MCL tear. Miller certainly was in a lot of pain after the injury, but it would be silly to guess the injury’s extent. We here at Scarlet And Game will give you more information the moment we get it.

Other than the Miller injury, it was all sunshine and roses for the Buckeyes, as backup QB Kenny Guiton filled in as well as could be expected in tough circumstances. Guiton threw for 152 yards, two touchdowns, yet tossed an interception. Kenny also ran for 68 and another TD. Many RBs got involved, but the leader of the bunch was once again Jordan Hall. He had 75 yards and a touchdown, not as much as last week, but still impressive. Dontre Wilson had his first TD, and Ezekiel (Ziggy) Elliott got some productive carries. Rod Smith’s return didn’t produce any huge plays, as he only ran for 11 yards, but he also caught a pass from Guiton for 12 yards. Philly Brown didn’t have any problems catching passes from Guiton, as he had 6 receptions and had a 27 yard TD. Devin Smith and Jeff Heuerman got in on the action as well.

On the other end of the ball, San Diego State was an atrocious mess, meaning that the Buckeye’s defense was full of highlight moments. Obviously, after their loss to Eastern Illinois last week, SDSU’s confidence was completely drained. Starting QB Adam Dingwell had probably the worst start of his career, and SDSU went into their QB ‘bullpen’ at the start of the 2nd Quarter. Backup QB Quinn Kaehler actually didn’t play terribly, but the Aztec’s offensive line betrayed them, and let Kaehler get sacked multiple times. Ryan Shazier, Noah Spence, Armani Reeves, and numerous others had awesome big plays. All in all, it was total domination in the favor of the Buckeyes. And as I said before, we here at Scarlet And Game will keep you posted on the Braxton Miller injury. Signing off, this is Ben Anderson, and I hope you enjoyed the game! #GoBucks

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