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By Matt McCoy
With Braxton Miller still sidelined with a strained MCL in his left knee, Kenny Guiton took full advantage of his first career start. Guiton hit Devin Smith with a 90 yard touchdown strike only 1:53 into the game and carried on from there as Ohio State passed its first road test, winning at Cal 52-34.
"Devin has world class speed," Guiton said after the game. "Sending him on deep routes in man coverage, we're going to try to exploit that. I saw him beat his man and I just tried to lay it up for him."
The 90 yard touchdown is the longest scoring play in Buckeye history. Smith also has a 49 yard touchdown catch. Guiton finished with 276 yards passing and four touchdowns, with Chris Fields and Philly Brown also making touchdown grabs.
Guiton added another 92 yards rushing, finishing with 368 total yards. Coach Urban Meyer was asked after the game, if it will be a tough call to sit Guiton down when Miller becomes healthy.
"It will," Meyer said. "I don't know (how I'll approach it.) I think Kenny will get into the game a little bit. Kenny's throwing the ball better than he has and is throwing the ball downfield, so that's something I've got to think about."
The Buckeyes ended up with 608 yards of offense, (276 pass, 332 run) with running back Jordan Hall establishing a career high in rushing yards for the second time in three weeks. Hall had 168 yards on the ground and scored three touchdowns.
Ohio State hosts Florida A&M Saturday at noon on the Big Ten Network. The following week the Buckeyes open Big Ten play vs Wisconsin.
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