Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller didn't play much against San Diego State on Saturday thanks to a sprained MCL in his left knee, and according to coach Urban Meyer there's a chance Miller won't play at all against California this weekend.
Meyer said Miller's status for this weekend will be a "day-to-day decision" on Monday, saying "if he's healthy, he'll play."
Meyer also reiterated that Miller could have returned to the game against San Diego State and that he "wanted back in the game" but with Ohio State holding a comfortable lead, it wasn't worth it to risk further injury.
Now, if things don't improve for Miller and he's forced to miss the Cal game, the good news for Ohio State is that Kenny Guiton performed very well in Miller's place on Saturday. He finished the game with 235 total yards and three touchdowns as Ohio State cruised to a 42-7 lead.
Of course, coming on to replace Miller at home against San Diego State is different than hitting the road to take on Cal. Yes, the Bears have struggled a bit this season -- losing at home to Northwestern and just getting by Portland State -- but heading to the west coast to face a Pac-12 team is seldom easy for the Big Ten.
So you'd have to think that, no matter how well Guiton performed against San Diego State, just about everybody associated with the Buckeyes is hoping Braxton Miller can play this week.