Ohio State's report card, the top play and top local contributor from the Buckeyes' win over Florida A&M.
Kenny Guiton had six TD passes in the first half and Ohio State had 326 total yards. Guiton could have had two picks, instead of one, which was bad enough. Five different receivers caught those six TD passes.
Florida A&M’s offense was terrible before this game. They were worse Saturday. OSU allowed two first downs and just 80 total yards, and that with second and third-stringers playing in the second half.
SPECIAL TEAMS: A
Two blocked punts and a 65-yard punt return by Corey Brown makes this an easy grade. The offense scored three touchdowns in four plays because of special teams. The missed two-point conversion against an FCS team was embarrassing, though.
Urban Meyer got too cute after the first score and went for a two-point conversion with the swinging gate. It went nowhere. All the first-half passing had to do with finding out how well his offensive line could pass block and handle pressure before the Big Ten season starts.
PLAY OF THE GAME: Guiton to Fields for six
There isn’t anything special about going up 48-0 on an FCS school in the second quarter, except to look at the way Kenny Guiton did it. On third-and-6 from the FAMU 15, Guiton look to the right side of the end zone, paused and drew the safety over there. It opened a gash in the defense and Chris Fields was by himself in the middle of the end zone. It looked like a blown coverage, but really wasn’t. It was Guiton looking off the safety that opened it up. The bloodletting was well on its way at that point. It was Guiton’s fifth TD pass of the first half.
HEISMAN WATCH: Handicapping the field
1, Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon The Ducks were off this week, but Mariota’s 889 yards in this high-powered offense still is tops.
2, Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M Love him, hate him or indifferent, Manziel is the defending Heisman winner ... and a force.
3, Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville Florida International isn’t much better than Florida A&M. Bridgewater was dominant in the rout, though.
4, Kenny Guiton, QB, Ohio State Hey, laugh all you want. Ohio State’s backup QB is among the nation’s leaders in TD passes. He has 764 yards in two starts, 13 TD passes and has completed 75 of 95 passes with just two picks.
TOP LOCAL CONTRIBUTOR: Steve Miller, DT, McKinley
McKinley graduate Miller has earned solid playing time in OSU’s defensive line rotation. Miller saw the most action of his career Saturday. Miller had three tackles and got his third sack of the season. He is behind Noah Spence, but pushing for more time.