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            === Buckeyes lose Miller, but pound San Diego State ===
 Columbus,  OH (Sports Network) - The Ohio State Buckeyes extended the nation's
 longest winning streak with ease against San Diego State.
 The  only  problem for the  third-ranked Buckeyes was star quarterback Braxton
 Miller missed the majority of Saturday's 42-7 rout with a knee injury.
 Miller,  a contender for the Heisman Trophy, was injured on Ohio State's first
 drive  of the  game while converting a  fourth down from the SDSU 12-yard line
 with  his legs.  The junior was pinned between tacklers, causing his helmet to
 pop  off. After being taken by cart to the locker room, Miller returned to the
 sideline by the end of the first quarter wearing a brace on his knee.
 His  replacement, Kenny Guiton, threw two touchdowns passes to Corey Brown and
 ran  in another for  Ohio State (2-0), which has won 14 games in a row. Guiton
 finished with 152 yards on 19-of-28 passing and 83 on the ground.
 "I just do my best to let my voice be heard and impact this team in a positive
 way," Guiton said.
 Quinn  Kaehler completed 22-of-36 throws and totaled 216 passing yards for the
 Aztecs (0-2).
 "I  thought in the second half the offense showed improvement," said San Diego
 State  head coach  Rocky Long. "I thought they were absolutely horrible in the
 first  half. I  thought  the defense  didn't  play very  well,  but they  were
 With Guiton in at quarterback, Dontre Wilson ran for a 7-yard touchdown on the
 next play after Miller exited.
 Guiton  then hooked up  with Brown for a 27-yard scoring strike and handed off
 to Jordan Hall for another with three seconds remaining in the first.
 The  Buckeyes increased  their  advantage to  35-0 in  the  second quarter  on
 rushing  touchdowns by  Guiton and Rod Smith,  the former for 44 yards and the
 latter following a Kaehler fumble.
 Guiton  and Brown  hooked up again before  the Aztecs finally got on the board
 with 1:41 to play in the third quarter.
                                   Game Notes
 The  Buckeyes have won  all four meetings with San Diego State and improved to
 8-1  all-time against  current members of the Mountain West Conference ... San
 Diego State had its road winning streak snapped at three games.
 09/07 20:22:50 ET