Braxton Miller passes for 258 yards in the 20-14 win
Career Overview: Kenny Guiton played quarterback in 21 games as a Buckeye and started twice ... he graduated in December 2013 with his degree in family resource management and family studies. Senior Season: Kenny was one of eight players chosen by teammates to represent the team as game captains in 2013 ... he led the Big Ten Conference in passing efficiency in 2013 (165.2), and in the process set Ohio State single season marks for efficiency and completion percentage (68.8 pct.) ... he replaced an injured Braxton Miller early in the San Diego State game and proceeded to put up huge numbers over the next three games while leading the Buckeyes to three wins ... he threw for two touchdowns in the win over SDSU ... in his first career start at California Sept. 14, he threw for three touchdowns in the first six minutes to spark Ohio State to a quick 21-0 lead and finished with 368 yards of total offense and four touchdowns in a 52-34 road win ... he connected with Devin Smith on a school-record 90-yard touchdown pass - the longest play from scrimmage in school history - on his second throw of the game ... he also rushed for 92 yards and led Ohio State to a then three-year high 608 yards of offense ... he was named the Walter Camp national offensive player of the week and the Big Ten Conference's offensive player of the week for his efforts ... in his second start, vs. Florida A&M, Guiton again earned Big Ten player of the week honors after throwing for a school-record six touchdown passes - all in the first half - to lead Ohio State to a 55-0 halftime lead and to an eventual 76-0 win ... he connected on 24 of 34 throws for 215 yards and one interception ... he tied Bobby Hoying's (1994 vs. Purdue; 1995 vs. Pitt) and John Borton's (1952 vs. Washington State) record for touchdown passes when he connected with Chris Fields on a 15-yarder; he then broke the record with 13 seconds to play in the half, hitting Evan Spencer with a 15-yard completion ... later in the season he rushed for two touchdowns vs. Penn State and gained 98 yards and scored twice vs. Purdue. Junior Season: The "legend of Kenny Guiton" was authored - or at least the first chapter - on Oct. 20, 2012, when Kenny replaced an injured Miller and saved the Buckeyes' 12-0 season with a last-minute TD and two-point conversion drive vs. Purdue ... Guiton's stats - 6 of 11 passing for 77 yards with one touchdown and one interception - can't touch the magnitude of his efforts that day ... undefeated Ohio State was trailing Purdue, 22-14, with 47 seconds to play and the ball at the Ohio State 31 ... Guiton completed passes of 39 yards to Devin Smith and 8 yards to Evan Spencer to get Ohio State to the Purdue 11 ... with eight seconds left he found Chris Fields for a two-yard scoring pass to bring the Buckeyes within two ... he then completed a two-point conversion pass to Jeff Heuerman for the game-tying score ... in overtime, he completed a 17-yard pass to Jake Stoneburner on second-and-10, and then calmly finished off the Buckeyes' five-play, game-winning touchdown drive ... finishing was Guiton's job in 2012 ... he either finished off a touchdown drive started by Miller or led the Buckeyes on a touchdown drive in eight of his 15 series at quarterback. Sophomore/Freshman Seasons: Guiton red-shirted the 2009 season as a true freshman when the Buckeyes won Big Ten and Rose Bowl championships ... he saw limited playing time in five games during the 2010 season ... he played in one game as a third-year sophomore in 2011.
KENNY GUITON'S PASSING STATS
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