Week 4 Helmet Stickers

On September 24, 2013 by Buckeye Empire

After a 76-0 drubbing of the Florida A&M Rattlers on Saturday afternoon, the possible nominations for Buckeye Empire Helmet Stickers were endless.

It was certainly a tight race, but in the end, things ended up as they have for the past couple of weeks.

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Kenny Guiton, quarterback

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After a miserable start that was highlighted with an end-zone interception, Kenny Gution went on to have one of the best days of any Ohio State Buckeye quarterback in the history of the program on Saturday afternoon.

While Guiton filled in admirably for Braxton Miller in previous weeks against San Diego State and California, he easily eclipsed both of those appearances in just 30 minutes of football.

In one half, Guiton went 24-34 through the air for 215 yards and an Ohio State record six touchdown passes, before handing the reigns to Cardale Jones for the majority of the second half.

Guiton’s historic half earned him a couple of considerable honors.

First of all, Guiton became the first three-time winner of the Buckeye Empire Offensive Helmet Sticker, a prestigious honor in it’s own right.

He then earned a second look from head Coach Urban Meyer and forced himself into playing time, even with the looming return of Braxton Miller.

It remains a mystery as to how Meyer will implement both quarterbacks in Ohio State’s first Big Ten battle on Saturday, but Meyer assured that Guiton has earned the righto see the field.

While the honor and glory goes to Guiton, another Buckeye had maybe an even more impressive outing for the Buckeyes against FAMU.

Ezekiel Elliott, the freshman running back from St. Louis, Missouri, proved to Buckeye Nation that Ohio State is set at running back for quite some time.

On 14 carries, Elliott ran for 162 yards and two touchdowns in his first significant action with the Buckeyes. Earning time on the field right out of camp, Elliott proved his worth as a running back and proved that the Buckeye-backfield can be as dangerous and deep as any in the country.

If it wasn’t for Kenny G’s historic day, Elliott would have run away with his first offensive helmet sticker of his career.

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Chase Farris, defensive lineman

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For the fourth consecutive week, the Ohio State defense has produced a different helmet sticker winner.

This week it was Chase Farris, the converted offensive lineman turned defensive lineman from Elyria, Ohio.

The 6’4, 308-pound sophomore Farris racked up his first sack as a Buckeye on Saturday afternoon and made a significant impact in the FAMU backfield all game long.

For a player who has undergone as much change as anyone in terms of position, Farris’ impact adds an added dimension to a defensive front that is currently lacking in depth and experience.

If Farris can continue his production, along with Steve Miller and the other backup defensive linemen, the Buckeyes may develop into one of the strongest defensive fronts in the country.

The defense as a whole received votes as well, but ultimately it was Farris who took home his first defensive helmet sticker.

Previous Helmet Sticker Winners:

Week One

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Jordan Hall, running back

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Ryan Shazier, linebacker

 

Week Two:

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Kenny Guiton, quarterback

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Steve Miller, defensive line

 

Week Three: 

Offensive Helmet Sticker: Kenny Guiton, quarterback

Defensive Helmet Sticker: Joey Bosa, defensive end

 
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