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By Matt McCoy
Following its 52-34 win Saturday at California, Ohio State remained No. 4 in the Associated Press poll and No. 3 in the Coaches Poll.
Quarterback Kenny Guiton, starting in place of injured starter Braxton Miller, piled up 368 total yards and threw four touchdown passes. Guiton's performance drew national attention. The fifth-year senior was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation's national offensive player of the week.
"The coaches came up with a great game plan," Guiton said after Saturday's win. "All week I practiced with the (starters)...so I kept the mindset that I was the starting and when I got the nod I was just ready to go."
Guiton has played so well the last two weeks that Urban Meyer admitted "I think Kenny will get into the game a little bit" even after Miller returns from his knee injury.
We should get an update Monday on Miller's status for this weekend's game vs Florida A&M.
To listen to Coach Meyer's post-game comments at CAL click HERE:
As I mentioned, Ohio State remains No. 4 in the AP and No. 3 in the coaches poll. I have kept Ohio State second on my ballot but there is little question the schedule strength is hurting the Buckeyes so far.
Four Big Ten teams played Pac 12 schools over the weekend and Ohio State was the only league school to win, though Wisconsin was robbed at Arizona State (see below). The 1-3 weekend did not help the Big Ten's reputation.
As far as this week goes, the Florida A&M game is a no-win situation. A lopsided victory won't help the Buckeyes and any margin perceived remotely closer than expected will hurt. Here's how I voted.
2) Ohio State
7) Texas A&M
9) Florida State
11) Oklahoma State
12) South Carolina
22) Notre Dame
23) Arizona State
25) Michigan State
It won't make Wisconsin feel any better but the Big Ten informed the Badgers Sunday that the Pac 12 officials botched the final seconds of Arizona State's 32-30 victory Saturday night.
Wisconsin drove to the 13 yard line with 18 seconds left and had quarterback Joel Stave take a knee to center the ball for a game winning field goal attempt. The next play was supposed to be a spike to kill the clock but it never happened. Stave put the ball on the ground after taking a quick knee and rather than respot the ball, the officiating crew allowed Arizona State players to dive on the ball, as if it were a fumble. By the time the ball was placed down for Wisconsin to take a snap, the clock had expired. It was one of the more bizarre finishes you'll ever see. If you missed it, it's posted below.