Ohio State’s season was in question for a few minutes when junior quarterback Braxton Miller went down with a knee and possible head injury in the Buckeyes’ first drive against San Diego State on Saturday.
Miller converted a 4th and 1 on a designed run inside the red zone, but he was crunched by two Aztecs defenders and even had his helmet knocked off. He was able to walk off the field on his own, but he was carted into the locker room to be evaluated.
The Buckeyes determined Miller sprained his MCL and gave him a brace. He did not return to the game.
Miller entered the season as one of the Heisman Trophy favorites. He threw for 2,039 yards and 15 touchdowns last season, and rushed for 1,271 yards and 13 scores. Kenny Guiton replaced Miller and threw for 152 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 83 yards and a score in the 42-7 win.
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