Found September 13, 2012 on Football Nation:
Time for another edition of the college football picks of the week, where this week, there's a big game in the SEC (huge shocker), and other early-season Top-25 battles commence, plus, TCU plays it's first Big 12 game.On with the show...Last week: 5-5Overall: 10-10California @ Ohio State (-18.5), September 15:Right off the bat, the first thing that occurs to you when you look at this game is that there's no way that the Pac-12 will be near as successful as they were in spots like this a week ago.I also wouldn't want to be Jeff Tedford right now, since he and his Golden Bears have seen better days than this.All of that should prove to make this one a fairly easy one for the Buckeyes, who look the part of contenders early on, especially quarterback Braxton Miller, even though they haven't left Columbus yet. I'll take Ohio State to cover.TCU (-21) @ Kansas, September 15:For the third time in ten years, the Horned Frogs make their debut in a new conference when t...

Ohio State’s Braxton Miller begins his Heisman chase

  No one can deny that Saturday’s Ohio State game vs UCF could have been named “The Braxton Miller Show!” With three rushing touchdowns and a passing touchdown, Miller was finally starting to look like the type of quarterback Buckeye fans are used to seeing. Following the game, it came as little surprise that Miller had finally made the list of candidates for the Heisman trophy...

Big Ten Football week 3 preview and predictions

Big Ten Football Week 3 Preview and Predictions Saturday, September 15th Charleston Southern (0-2) @ Illinois (1-1)   Noon   Big Ten Network:  Charleston Southern has lost to The Citadel and Jacksonville…Illini QB Nathan Scheelhaase is expected to play Saturday vs the Buccaneers.  His sprained left ankle feels much better according to reports from Illinois.  What needs to...

Braxton Miller with another mesmerizing touchdown run

If the Heisman Trophy were awarded after two games, it’s hard to argue that Ohio State’s Braxton Miller should probably be the winner. Entering the Buckeyes Saturday showdown with Cal, the sophomore quarterback had already thrown for three touchdowns and rushed for five more. And, well, Miller is up to his old tricks again today, having already thrown for two touchdowns...

Braxton Miller will be the best Meyer quarterback yet

  You don’t suppose he was already practicing the Heisman pose last year, do you? Numbers aren’t everything, and relying solely on what they may or may not reveal is a dangerous approach to sports comparisons. Professional baseball is a sport built on them; college football is not. With that said, they can guide us in the direction of an educated opinion and can indeed tell...

Containment a concern against Miller

Outside linebacker Brennan Scarlett and the Cal defense must balance patience and aggression when facing mobile Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller.

OSU Risking A Lot By Running Miller So Much

OSU quarterback Braxton Miller is on pace to challenge Eddie George's single-season rushing record, but can the Buckeyes afford to continue putting their franchise player at such risk? We have some thoughts about that along with the regular weekly features including the Fearless Forecast.

5 Questions: California at Ohio State

With California heading to town, we take our weekly look at what will be key for the Buckeyes this week. Items on the agenda include finding help for Braxton Miller both by air and land, taking advantage of the kicking game, ramping up the pass rush and dealing with an early start time.

Buckeyes seeking other rushing options

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- California linebacker Robert Mullins watched film of Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller and quickly picked up on a theme for the center of attention for the Golden Bears' defense on Saturday. "Anytime you have a dynamic quarterback like that you have to be disciplined," Mullins said. "You can't lose control because at any given moment...

CSD On The Scene: LB Robert Mullins

Linebacker Robert Mullins stresses the importance of tackling, as Cal's defense will be taxed by Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller.

Meyer wants Buckeyes players to make crowd louder

In his brief time as head coach at Ohio State, Urban Meyer concedes it's not everything he thought it would be. Despite a 2-0 record and No. 12 ranking, Meyer is not pleased with many aspects of his first Ohio State team. He has pointed out problems with the running backs, the wide-receivers, both lines, the secondary and linebackers. Now he's challenging fans to rise up...

Urban Meyer Is Clueless

Mommy WOW!  I'm a big kid now! Hey now!  The title of today's post has to make the blood pressure of many of our fine contributors rise but all I ask is that you hear (or read) me out because I like to think that I make great CEREBRAL points. I think that it's pretty obvious that Urban Meyer knows what he's doing.  His history is proof of that.  However, I...

Meyer wants a louder Ohio Stadium

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Forget about satisfying poll voters, administrators, alumni and fans. Even coach Urban Meyer says there are a lot of things about the Ohio State Buckeyes that haven't met his lofty expectations so far. Now he's calling out his players -- and to a lesser degree, the team's scarlet-and-gray clad faithful -- to turn things around. Despite a 2-0 record...

Dirty Dozen: Week 3 Staff Picks

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