Guiton Sets School Touchdown Record as Ohio State Steamrolls Florida A&M 76-0

By Kyle Rowland on September 21, 2013 at 2:45p
Kenny Guiton broke another school record on Saturday.

COLUMBUS – It lived up to the hype. Or the betting line, at least.

Ohio State Buckeyes 34 21 14 7 76
Florida A&M Rattlers 0 0 0 0 0

Favored by a school-record 57 points, Ohio State defeated FCS foe Florida A&M 76-0. It took one half for Kenny Guiton to set the school record for touchdown passes in a game, throwing six as the fourth-ranked Buckeyes built a 55-0 halftime lead.

"He's an efficient player right now," head coach Urban Meyer said. "He's an incredible manager, a coach on the field. His time came, he was prepared and his coach [Tom Herman] and him did a very good job.

"It's not by accident that this thing happened now. It's not because he had the buckeye in his pocket or his lucky tee shirt. It's because he worked hard with the position coach to get ready for his opportunity. And, boy, did he."

Guiton finished 24-of-34 passing for 215 yards and six touchdowns. Ten Ohio State receivers caught passes, with Evan Spencer and Jeff Heuerman leading the haul with four a piece. Spencer had 50 yards and two touchdowns, and Heuerman tallied 43 yards and a score.

“I’ve never heard of having too many weapons being a bad thing,” Spencer said. “It’s a good thing to have as much depth as we do and we know as players that pretty much everyone can go in and make an impact.”

Braxton Miller was held out of action for the second straight week. Meyer said Miller informed him that he wouldn't be able to go. But even with record performances in consecutive weeks for Guiton hanging overhead, Meyer said Miller will be the starter for Wisconsin. 

"I'm a team player. I have been for five years," Guiton said. "It isn't going to change now."

On Saturday afternoon, even when Guiton was bad, he yielded good results. 

Florida A&M started the game off with poor field position after an 11-yard kick return from the 1. The Buckeyes forced a three-and-out and started their drive on the short side of the 50 after a 15-yard punt. Guiton got Ohio State inside the red zone, but threw an ill-advised pass that was intercepted in the zone.

PASSING Cmp/Att Pct Yds TD Int Rat
Kenny Guiton 24/34 70.6 215 6 1 176.1
RUSHING Att Yds Avg Lng TD
Ezekiel Elliott 14 162 11.6 57 2
Cardale Jones 8 52 6.5 13 1
Warren Ball 7 49 7.0 11 0
Rod Smith 3 45 15.0 27 0
Carlos Hyde 5 41 8.2 21 0
Jordan Hall 4 20 5.0 18 2
Devonte Butler 4 14 3.5 10 0
Kenny Guiton 1 5 5.0 5 0
Evan Spencer 4 50 12.5 20 2
Jeff Heuerman 4 43 10.8 17 1
Corey Brown 3 36 12.0 17 0
Devin Smith 3 25 11.0 8.3 1
Dontre Wilson 3 12 4.0 7 0
Nick Vannett 2 27 13.5 15 0
Rod Smith 2 1 0.5 1 0
Chris Fields 1 15 15.0 15 1
Kato Mitchell 1 5 5.0 5 0
Carlos Hyde 1 1 1.0 1 1

[Full Box Score]

Instead of taking the touchback, though, FAMU’s Patrick Aiken tried to bring it out. The results were disastrous, and foreshadowed things to come. Maxey fumbled and the Buckeyes recovered. Making matters worse was a coach’s challenge that went against the Rattlers. Jordan Hall scored from three yards out on the next play. Ohio State failed on the two-point play and led 6-0.

“You cannot afford to give a team as good as Ohio State any extra opportunities and at times we did that,” Florida A&M head coach Earl Holmes said. “The first drive of the game we thought we had the momentum behind us after the interception, but we lost it and never got it back.”

The second punt from Colby Blanton was much better, traveling 47 yards. But the end result was worse. Philly Brown weaved in and out of traffic, from one side of the field to the other. It went down as a 65-yard return, and then a personal foul on FAMU put the ball at its own 11. The Buckeyes scored on one play, a touchdown pass from Guiton to Heuerman.

The third Rattler punt, coming on the very next possession, was the worst of all – a punter’s nightmare: blocked. Doran Grant broke free for a clean look at the ball coming off Blanton’s leg. It took Ohio State two plays from the 25-yard line to punch it into the end zone. Spencer scored his first touchdown on an eight-yard catch, putting the Buckeyes in front 20-0 less than six minutes into the game.

A methodical 16-play, 75-yard drive came to a close in the final minute of the quarter with Carlos Hyde’s first touchdown of the season on a 1-yard shovel pass. Ohio State converted two fourth downs on the drive, including a 4th-and-8.

The Buckeyes’ third one-play scoring drive of the opening quarter came after FAMU quarterback Damien Flemming threw a pass off his back foot that was intercepted with ease by Bradley Roby. A 42-yard return put the ball on the 5, where Devin Smith caught a touchdown pass.

At the end of the first quarter, the Rattlers had more penalty yards (36) than total yards (27). FAMU had zero first downs compared to Ohio State’s 10. The Buckeyes had more fourth-down conversations than the Rattlers had first downs. But the good field position led to a deceptively small yardage total, as Ohio State accumulated just 150 total yards in the quarter.

It was a mismatch across the board, giving way to visions of the Buckeyes' 128-0 win over Oberlin in 1916. The 76-point margin of victory was Ohio State's largest since an 85-7 beatdown of Drake in 1935. 

The barrage of points continued in the second quarter with the Buckeyes outscoring FAMU 21-0. Hall had an 18-yard touchdown run, while Chris Fields and Spencer had dual 15-yard scoring catches. Spencer’s gave Guiton his record sixth touchdown pass – before halftime.

"I never thought something like that could come about," Guiton said.

FAMU didn’t get its first extra set of downs until five minutes remained until halftime.  The Rattlers were outgained on the day 603-80. It’s the second consecutive week the Buckeyes have eclipsed the 600-yard mark. Drew Basil nearly matched that mark with 546 kickoff yards. FAMU, meanwhile, soared past the 400-yard mark – in punting yards. It ended the day with 402 yards on 10 punts.

"We don't want a pity party," Holmes said. "I don't have a problem with [Ohio State throwing the ball]. I don't expect the coach to kneel. You play the game. You play for 60 minutes."

The second half presented an opportunity for dozens of backups to get playing time. It also came with bad news. On the first play of the second half, true freshman wide receiver James Clark suffered what appeared to be a broken ankle. He was down on the field for several minutes before being carted off with an aircast affixed to his lower leg. 

Ezekiel Elliott was the star of the second half, rushing for a game-high 162 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. The true freshman averaged nearly 12 yards per carry. Hyde finished with 41 yards on five carries and a touchdown reception after serving a three-game suspension, while Cardale Jones saw his first playing time at quarterback. He didn't throw a pass, but rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown on eight carries. 

Ohio State now gets into the meat of its schedule, facing Wisconsin and Northwestern in consecutive weeks in primetime. And the coaches and players are not shying away from the spotlight. They welcome the scrutiny.

“You come to Ohio State to complete for the Big Ten Championship,” Meyer said. “That starts tomorrow. Actually, it started in a meeting just a minute ago.”


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JozyMozy's picture

'Zeke is gonna be PHENOMENAL. Goodness gracious. 

+2 HS
Knarcisi's picture

Said the same thing watching him live. Speed, balance, vision, and very smooth. He has it all. 

BFGA's picture

Good call lol

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DefendYoungstown's picture

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

alust2013's picture

Haha, I knew it was going to be bad... but I didn't think it would be that bad. I like our yards per rush stat as well. Opposing defenses should be scared.

...and Michigan still sucks.

bigbill992001's picture

Keep in mind that opposing defenses are NOT gonna be FAMU.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Was I the only one that was rooting for us to have more points than FAMU yards? Am I wrong for being upset that they got 8 yards on the last play?

bukyze's picture

Hadn't thought of that.  Not wrong at all!  I was at the game, and was hoping they wouldn't reach the 49 yard line on their last drive, therefore ending up with less than 100 yards of total offense for the day.  BTW, I was at the bottom of 9C, and some guy must've had a heart attack at the bottom of the steps.  He literally just dropped (big guy).  They were doing CPR, and it took about 10 guys to get him out of there on a stretcher.  The situation did not look good.  Hope he makes it, and is doing OK.

KBonay's picture

Two first downs and zero plays in OSU territory.  They tried to run that Cal throwback screen.  Did not work.  At all.

bigbill992001's picture

FAMU didnt have the athletes to make us miss.   The B1G teams will have better results.

BSTP DeCon's picture

Guiton had more TD passes in the first 6 game minutes than FAMU had first downs.

FROMTHE18's picture

How great it would have been had this been Vandy...cowards.

boojtastic's picture

I've been hearing around the way that SJSU SDSU was the Vandy replacement, but the television disagreed with that. Can somone with better googling skills please confirm which is the replacement game and why FAMU is on the schedule.
Oh, also, that was fun.
edit: SDSU (i get my California confused)

mike78's picture

SDSU was the replacement for Vandy, TV crew got that wrong.  

BuckeyeChief's picture

Vanderbilt also canceled its 2013 home game against Northwestern.
The cancellation of the OSU and Northwestern games were “casualties” of that process, Williamson said.
OSU’s current home schedule for the 2013 season includes Florida A&M (9/7), Buffalo (9/21), Wisconsin (9/28), Iowa (10/19), Penn State (10/26) and Indiana (11/23). The Buckeyes are scheduled to continue play in the 2012 season Saturday against Purdue at the Horseshoe. Kickoff is scheduled for noon.

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Looks like it was SDSU, but they had to shift the whole schedule.

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boojtastic's picture

Thanks for the info guys. Now I just have to scratch my head as to why FAMU was there in the first place.

Basso Profondo's picture

This is just pure conjecture, but I would imagine that the majority of the reason that FAMU was scheduled was because of their famous band and ours.  They probably liked the idea of a halftime show that involved both of them.  Since scheduling happens years in advance they probably arragned that before the tragedy that prevented them from coming up.  Again that's just my best guess.

KE's picture

The FAMU band is back this year after being suspended for two years. A couple of former band members are still pending trial on manslaughter charges following the beating / hazing death of a drum major. Hazing was deeply rooted in the FAMU band culture, and this crime might have resulted in ending it. Here is a link to the Orlando Sentinel's (the home of Mike Bianchi!) page collecting their reporting on the scandal. FAMU has taken a huge financial hit as a result of the band's suspension.

PaleoBuck's picture

Perhaps a replacement for Cinicinnati if not Vandy?

Hovenaut's picture

Good stuff, glad to see the TE's (Heuerman) get worked into the game plan today. 
It was what was supposed to have happened, but I'm pleased. Good team win.
Now it's conference time. 
Go Buckeyes!

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Jonnferrell's picture

Well, only 76-0.  We probably will go down in the polls.

"I miss Brady Hoke."

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nm_buck's picture

Oh, don't worry.  The Meatchicken is helping us out right now vs UConn....

"The future is bright at Ohio State."  - Urban Meyer 1/1/15

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kr66osu's picture

Pretty shameful that this game was on our schedule
Looking forward for the real games to start next week

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Last minute fill in for Vandy who backed out; according to the BTN announcers, they were here for the band...

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mike78's picture

It wasn't though, they got that wrong.  SDSU replaced Vandy.

otrain2416's picture

Thank Geneious Smith for that one. He scheduled this game to see the band that didn't come

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

Chet Stedman's picture

Would have rather stomped Vandy instead, but hey nice to see Guiton get in the record book...

teddyballgame's picture

SDSU was the replacement for Vandy.  This was scheduled for years.

DefendYoungstown's picture

Really happy for Kenny "Sweet Jazz" Guiton.  Kid has handled being 2nd fiddle to TP and Brax, he's somebody you want your kids to actually look up to.  The record couldn't have gone to a better player.

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Hovenaut's picture

Ohio State paid FAMU a little over $11,842 for each point scored, so at least Urb and Herman made it a little more cost effective. 

WOLFofOHIO's picture

^ pretty much sums up this game..and GRATS TO GUITON!!! MAKING HISTORY!!

there is no greater joy than watching Michigan get slammed. in anything

Seth4Bucks's picture

Ezekiel Elliott, who finished with 162 yards and his first two touchdowns as a Buckeye on 14 carries.

Correction, Eze had a TD run against SDSU. ESPN doesn't have the TD listed for him on his stats page, but it shows up in the box score.
Must be more proof ESPN hates OSU.

Jason Priestas's picture

Are you sure? Ohio State had six touchdowns in that game: Wilson, Philly, Hall, Guiton, Smith, Philly. The official box has Elliott at 6 carries for 36 yards and no scores in that outing.

Seth4Bucks's picture

My bad, forget I said anything. Confused Eze and Wilson.

741's picture

Speaking of which, where the heck was Wilson today? (3 receptions only)

741's picture

Also, were there actually no passes completed by the Bucks in the second half?

JKH1232's picture

Well, A) We pulled basically everyone who started early, and A&M covered him pretty close.  And, B)  We attempted zero passes in the second half that I can remember, so, no completions.

Seth4Bucks's picture

Even better, there were no passes attempted in the 2nd half.

741's picture

Fell asleep in my chair during second half - wasn't sure. lol

osupolo's picture

There were no passes attempted in second half. Jones dropping back to pass once but ran the ball for first down.

dan_isaacs's picture

None attempted.

Dan Isaacs

Knarcisi's picture

I believe he scored and it was called back. 

BME_Buckeye's picture

Take notes Michigan, that's how you beat a FCS school. Hope we mimic this performance vs. Bucky.

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


collisionbend's picture

I dunno... maybe this offense is a little too much fun to watch...

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CharlieBuckeye's picture

Great to see the wide receivers continue to block like madmen during the 2nd half even though they knew they were not going to see a pass thrown to them. Also good to see all of the young guys get meaningful playing time and take competing for a spot to a new level.
Great team win.  GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!

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FROMTHE18's picture

Funny how some have called this game and Louisville's blowout as "classless" when OSU didnt attempt a pass in the 2nd half. I guess they expected 3 knees and a punt.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Maybe all the 4th Downs

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


BuckeyeChief's picture

Whatever; if it didn't happen people would be talking. You can't please everybody.
My soccer team got stomped 11-0 today; the other coach called off his team at halftime, 5-6 passes and only open shots...I told him to have his team keep playing.

"2014 National with it!!!"

AndyVance's picture

Coach Mason even said as much during the broadcast - the game really put Ohio State in a no-win situation, figuratively, because playing it close as Tressel would have makes you look weak, but hanging 70+ makes you look greedy. Hopefully the coaches voting (in theory) in the poll that matters realize that every body and their sister got to play for the Buckeyes during the second half, and take that into account...

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Score 42 against San Diego State and they don't score enough
Score 76 against Florida A&M and they run up the score
Hater logic.

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fanatibuck's picture

F'em. The only folks we shoudl be pleasing is ourselves. They looked great defeating a totally inferior opponent. B1G time. Lets welcome the CHEESEHEADS!!


Seattle Linga's picture

Never heard one negative comment when Oregon crushed Tennessee.  Like Glen said - no win situation.  

teddyballgame's picture

Honestly, I hope we don't see games like this any more. 
Schedule teams who can actually compete with you and "not running it up enough" or "running it up too much" isn't an issue.

albinomosquito's picture

I wish every game were like that.. I prefer that to nail biters any day..  and there's the style points everybody's been looking for..
It's a great day to be a buckeye!

biggy84's picture

Great game! My only complaint is that FAMU didn't travel their band. Would have been cool to see two great bands.

fanatibuck's picture

That's exactly why Gene scheduled this game. FAMU marching band and TBDBITL are two of the best bands in the nation. The battle of the bands didn't happen cause the Rattlers did not bring their folks. 


hodge's picture

No. The battle of the bands didn't happen because the FAMU band killed a kid. They didn't perform at all last year, and are limited to home performances this year. 
I, for one, am thrilled they didn't come. The Marching 100 doesn't deserve the publicity this matchup would've generated. Robert Champion's death was a tragedy; missing the band was a minor annoyance. 

vegas_buckeye's picture

i live in las vegas.  it's hot here.  i think it rained once.

45has2's picture

And he's bringing Hell with him!

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NCBuckeye2011's picture

Go Bucks! Can't wait for the conference schedule to start up. I would love to send the badgers home crying after the O hangs 50+ on them.

DannyBeane's picture

Wisconsin is one team I wouldn't feel guilty hanging 80 points on. Not in the slightest.

D-Day0043's picture

One can only hope we will. Although it won't have the same luster since Bert isn't there.
i will trade a comfortable win over Wisky for an 80 spot on that school up north.

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CCatanzaro's picture

Bert and Arkansas are up 10-7 on Rutgers at the half.  Will be monitoring that game strictly for the potential schadenfreude.  "@jenbielema...  #karma"

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D-Day0043's picture

I'm a Rutgers fan today!

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Rutgers is up 28-24 with 4 minutes left!

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CCatanzaro's picture

Game over.  Someone please post a nice picture of the Bert scowl, I'm on weak interwebs.

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D-Day0043's picture

This ND vs MSU game is a snooze fest.

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KE's picture

Check out UT v. Florida. It's one of the worst-played games ever.

D-Day0043's picture

Been flipping back and forth. Awful..

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RBuck's picture

My favorite part of the game: Buckeyes had players on the field in the 3rd that I never even heard off.

Long live the southend.

D-Day0043's picture

Lol, I know, I was looking them up to find out who the heck they were.

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Basso Profondo's picture

11W, can we get a gif of Carlos Hyde's beast-mode run ASAP?

Buckeyejason's picture

All hail Kenny G.
All the backs liked good today.
Rod Smith looked good.
Florida A&M was badddddd...felt bad for em after a while.


ih8rolltyde's picture

This was a laugher, so my alcohol consumption has been less than normal. Didn't we miss the 2 on the second score?

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

Ekes42's picture

I was gonna post the same thing. It was our second TD that had the failed 2 pt conversion. Not that it mattered, still a great write up. Love seeing the post game quotes. 

lsjSnail's picture

Mewhort or Decker...someone with long hair just ran forward on the 2 pt conversion and didn't block pretty much confirming a failed attempt. 

Citrus's picture

Yeah we ran that swinging gate type extra point conversion and it was snuffed out.

osupolo's picture

Yep, it was on the second TD (Heuerman)

otrain2416's picture

Loved Guiton again today and he talks soooo much shit lol did anyone else read his lips when they zoomed in on him and said F*** you bitch to the other team. I about fell off my chair laughing

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

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rjenkins26's picture

After that, he said, " Im gonna f*** u up". I thought that was hilarious...

D-Day0043's picture

Wow! I missed all that!

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DefendYoungstown's picture

I didn't expect that from Kenny, I do like it though.  

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

rjenkins26's picture

He said it at 12:40 left in the second quarter. It looks like he was talkin to #8 on famu. That guy him on the play before that.

ih8rolltyde's picture

Yeah, I agree. The content here is always top-notch. I hope all that swinging gate XP stuff is to waste other team's practice time. Not a big fan myself, but Urbz and crew know better than I.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

D-Day0043's picture

My goodness, watching Michigan State play offense is painful. 

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hit_the_couch's picture

I would have thought for sure that the old record was more than 5. I remember Terry Glen, alone, hauling in 4 TDs along with his 8 rec for 254 yards in '96. I can't remember if that game was Pitt or Rice, but thought for sure B. Hoying had a huge game.
Kudos to Kenny G. best back up in America.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

ToTheHouse's picture

Talk about a recruiting statement for Coach Urb's future back-up QB choices at tOSU. Yesterday Florida lost starting qb Jeff Driskel for the season to a broken leg, then this...""It wasn't the way I wanted it, but an opportunity is an opportunity," said Tyler Murphy, who was a very late addition to Urban Meyer's 2010 recruiting class. Florida's back-up wasn't what Tenn. wanted to see to the tune of 31-17. Terrible for Driskel a junior, he'll be back.
Brax has Kenny G., *Smooth Jazz has Cardale who was a 'beast'....8 rush's for 52 yrds. 1 TD...that's 6.5 avg., did we forget he's 6'5" & 241 lbs. Can anybody say, "Back-up U."
B.t.w...69 days till The Game >:|

To the NC House...Repeat gonna be Sah-weet!

wolfman's picture

So, who is Kato Mitchell?  I was surprised to see him play.  Never heard of him before...good for him!