Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller left Saturday's game against San Diego State with a sprained MCL on the opening drive and missed the rest of the game.
Miller, a junior and Heisman Trophy candidate, carried the ball on fourth-and-1 at the Aztecs' 12-yard line. After cutting inside, he was hit by defensive back King Holder and middle linebacker Jake Fely. Miller's helmet came off as he hit the ground.
After lying on the ground while being examined by trainers, he was helped up and walked to the sideline before getting carted off to the locker room. His left knee was put in a brace.
Kenny Guiton took over for Miller and the Buckeyes took a 7-0 lead on the next play when freshman Dontre Wilson scored on a 7-yard run.
Guiton also threw a touchdown pass and ran for a 44-yard score.
Ohio State won 42-7.
---Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux reportedly will stay overnight in a hospital in Champaign, Ill., after he suffered a left leg injury Saturday at Illinois.
Legaux was hit by two defenders in the fourth quarter of the Bearcats' 45-17 loss. Players and coaches from both teams surrounded him while he was checked on the field, and then he was carted off. Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville and athletic director Whit Babcock visited him at the hospital, and his family reportedly was on the way.
Legaux threw for 237 yards and a touchdown and ran for 52 yards before getting hurt.