Two Minute Drill - OSU Post-game Comments
By Rob Ogden
BERKELEY, California —Even without starting quarterback Braxton Miller, Ohio State's offense lit up the scoreboard and the Buckeyes defeated Cal 52-34 for their first road win of the season.
With the win, Ohio State stretched it's nation-longest winning streak to 15 games. For the second-consecutive week, the story of the game was the play of backup quarterback Kenny Guiton.
Urban Meyer updates:
* He said it will be tough to sit Guiton after this performance, even when Miller returns to health. "That's something I've got to think about."
* He said he knew about Wednesday or Thursday that Miller would not be able to play, and told both Guiton and Miller shortly after.
* He said Guiton threw the ball a lot better Saturday night than he has in the past.
* He said Ohio State's only breakaway talent last year was Miller, now they have lots of guys with break-away ability.
* He said missed tackles were the biggest issue for the defense.
* He said he was thrilled with how many Ohio State fans made the trip and were at the game. "Hats off to all the scarlet and gray that traveled across the country."
* He said that Cal quarterback Jared Goff is a special talent, and added that he told him that after the game.
Kenny Guiton updates:
* He said there is no quarterback controversy. He added that when Miller comes back, he'll "be the guy I've been forever, and if my number's called, I'll do what I do."
* He said he knew a couple days in advance that he would get the start.
* He said he wasn't at all surprised with his performance, and added that he "killed" himself watching film all week.
* He said it was tremendous to play in front of so many Ohio State fans all the way across the country.
* He said he didn't know his 90-yard touchdown pass to Devin Smith was a school record until offensive coordinator Tom Herman told him so after the game.
* He said when Carlos Hyde returns from suspension next week, Hyde will be yet another weapon that opponents have to worry about.
Ryan Shazier updates:
* He said he has a sprained right shoulder, and that it's sore, but nothing worse.
* He said he was happy that the defense held Cal to fewer than 90 plays, but said they should have "shut them down more than we did."
* He said the late hit called against him was a dumb play by himself, and added that he could see Meyer yelling at him from across the field.
* He said that a lot of young guys, including Joey Bosa and Tyvis Powell, got valuable experience playing in a game like Saturday night's.
* He said that that kind of up-tempo game is fun to play in, but also difficult. He added that it's a little more tiring on a defense than a normal game.
Corey Linsley updates:
* He said Saturday night's game was a really fun one to play in, and added that Cal's defense was really physical.
* He said that if Guiton and Miller are both that good, he doesn't see why a two-quarterback system wouldn't work.
* He said it felt great to be out there for an entire game and that he is 100 percent healthy.
Devin Smith updates:
* He said it means a lot to him that he set the record for longest play for school history, and that he didn't know until after the game.
* He said Guiton put that ball "right on the money," and added that they had been working on that play all week.
* He said it doesn't matter who (Guiton or Miller) is in at quarterback, the offense will operate at the same level either way.
Jordan Hall updates:
* He said this game was a really fun one to play in, and said it left him wishing for an extra quarter.
* He said that when Guiton is in the game, no one hangs their head or gets worried.
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