Ohio State's 42-7 Win Over San Diego State in GIFs

By 11W Staff on September 8, 2013 at 1:28a
Brutus Buckeye was into it on a gorgeous day in Columbus.

Braxton Miller was on the field for all of about five minutes, but it didn't matter as Ohio State, behind the best backup quarterback in the nation, Kenny Guiton, blasted San Diego State 42-7 in Ohio Stadium Saturday.

Here are 10 GIFs that tell the story of the game.

We're obligated to start with Braxton Miller's injury. On Miller's second rush of the game, he was sandwiched by three San Diego State defenders, losing a helmet and injuring his left knee in the process. Urban Meyer called it a sprained MCL and said Miller would have been okay to return, but when you're playing SDSU and Kenny Guiton is your backup, you don't risk it.

Speaking of Guiton, he entered the game and did what he does best: led Ohio State to a quick touchdown, this one coming on a pitch and scamper from Dontre Wilson. The 7-yard run, coming a 11:49 of the first quarter, was the freshman's first touchdown as a Buckeye.

Midway through the first quarter, Guiton stood in the pocket and found Philly Brown on a 27-yard strike to put the Buckeyes up 14-0.

Doran Grant and Armani Reeves each recorded the first interceptions of their Ohio State careers on the afternoon. Here's Grant's.

Ohio State did a better job of getting pressure on the quarterback this week, including this sack from Steve Miller.

Jordan Hall punched it in from the four with three seconds remaining in the first quarter, to put Ohio State up by three touchdowns. And then he celebrated in style.

Ryan Shazier doing Ryan Shazier things.

Braxton Miller is electric with the ball in his hands. Kenny Guiton proved he can be as well on this 44-yard scamper in the second quarter. (Also note Jack Mewhort getting to the next level to destroy a defensive back.)

One thing Guiton may do better than Miller? Run the option. Guiton led all players with 83 yards on the ground (nine carries), while Hall had 75.

Ohio State's only second half touchdown came on a beautiful throw-and-catch from Guiton to Brown.


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CCatanzaro's picture

I was at the game today, and that catch by Philly was right in front of us.  Ridiculously athletic play.  Also, I'm starting a band called Shazier Suplex, anyone want to join?

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vitaminB's picture

Spielman was very impressed!

cinserious's picture

Man, I can watch Dontre's first collegiate TD ALL DAY LONG.... or I can watch him do it all season long.  Either way I'm elated.
Although different type players and body styles, I feel we've finally found a player with equally superior athletic ability to Ted Ginn Jr. 
Can't hardly wait for the Dead Schembechlers to make a song for Wilson in time for The Game! Any song title suggestions?

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

"Dontre's Inferno"
"All the Way with Dontre"
"Catch Him if you Can but you Can't"
It's late ... best I could do in a few seconds.  :P

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

FUqUespin's picture

"michigan still sucks"

Abe Froman's picture

I thought that Steve Miller was a defensive Joker out there.  Easily his best game.  Time and time again, we were asking "Who 88 was?"

Basking in the wake of mediocrity.....

Colby3333's picture

I like to refer to him as the " space cowboy."  Agree, he played well.

sharks's picture

Arguably, that db had the angle on Wilson, but its just like the announcer said- that would have been a touchdown in flag football too (meaning the guy didn't even get a fingertip on him).

A man got to have a code...

AndyVance's picture

Is there any doubt that Kenny Guiton would be the starting quarterback at more or less every other school in the Big Ten? #InGuitonWeTrust

Jugdish's picture

Did you notice how number 47 from SD rolled and twisted Braxton's leg? He really applied the torque to Braxton's knee.

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d5k's picture

Yes and #35 didn't watch the "Spiel" about head-up tackling.  I wonder if the pre-game speech in SDSU's locker room had a bit of Gregg Williams spicyness to it.

Jugdish's picture

Those two had the intent of putting Braxton out of the game by any means. That action was cheap by both players.

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THEBEAROSU's picture

I did notice that. I wasn't sure but since i wasn't the only one to see it. Looked like a submission hold to me. Good job BUCKEYES. 


theDuke's picture

Can we get Michael Bennett's fumble recover in gif form?! When he held that pigskin up as though it were claimed bounty of the high seas the Shoe went nuts! It was great!!!   I tell you this, I will never get tired of watching our D line play. They are going to be true beast mode by October. 


buckeyepastor's picture

Guiton does run the option plays very well.  He also still is doing a better job on making the correct decisions in the read-option.   Watching yesterday, I saw maybe one time that Guiton handed it off or kept when the defense was showing he should have done the opposite.   

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

yrro's picture

Guiton has better wheels than people give him credit for. He was going faster than the cornerback who was trying to catch him. He doesn't have Braxton type acceleration, but dude can still move.

Amish Strength Festival's picture

Doran Grant had a pick last year against UAB

buckeyedude's picture

The 44 yard TD run by Kenny is my favorite. Glad you included it. I dare anyone to tell me he looked "slow" running to the end zone on that play. He also threw a nice 50 yard TD and has completed 70% of his passes.
Best backup QB in the country. EVER.



The Butler's picture

How does #35 for SDSU not get a flag for targeting? Head to head contact, leads with the top of his head, and leaves his feet...
Three things pointed out as "what not to do" on What's The Spiel

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nm_buck's picture

I was wondering that too... esp since Brax's helmet was knocked completely off his head by 35's helmet... which is the very definition of the new rule.

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chicagobuckeye's picture

didn't notice it originally, but I agree.

d5k's picture

The rule requires the targeted player to be defenseless though.

Deadly Nuts's picture

Braxton was already falling to the ground.


d5k's picture

Notice I agreed it was dirty by my other posts, and it isn't the way people should hit (head up), just saying it isn't a penalty under the current rules because a runner is not defined as defenseless at any point.  Maybe it will be next year.  It can only be unnecessary roughness if he was already ruled down or out of bounds.  Like I said in another post, guys seem to save their extra hard launching hits for when a QB is running because doing it to an RB can get you or a teammate hurt as much as the RB and knocking the RB out isn't as much of a reward.
They will eventually outlaw launching with your head down and I think football will be better off.  I think they have gone too far in ways with their enforcement of the defenseless receiver hits but NCAA in general has lagged behind the NFL except with this ejection experiment.

The Butler's picture

Thanks for the clarification.
I agree, they have gone way too far with the enforcement.

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pjtobin's picture

Guiton runs the best option I have ever seen. He reads the d so well it's amazing. He had to have the time of his life out there. All smiles for 4 qts. 

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CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Guiton is an outstanding QB.  I think he has the talent to be a Heisman hopefully as well.  Braxton is just a very special player who happens to do a few things a little better.  It sure is great to have both of them on our team as it's been proved over and over - we need them both.  I'll be happy for Braxton to come back, but Kenny proves he is so valuable.  
Go Bucks!!