Posted September 17, 2012 on
Devin Smith came out of the California game as the Buckeyes' top "champion", but there were not a lot of other standout performances. Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer talked about Smith and his teammates while also looking ahead to the last week of nonconference play.

Helmet Stickers – Ohio State v California

  Week Three of the college football season is officially in the books and once again your Empire team is here to pass out a few helmet stickers to deserving Buckeyes. The Bucks had one hell of a time putting Cal away, needing a late-game, 72-yard touchdown from Braxton Miller to Devin Smith to secure the 35-28 win over the Pac-12 foe. Once again Miller lit up the box score, for...

Touchdown Tuesday – Cal vs. #12 Ohio State

  With the numbers Braxton Miller has been posting this season, it was no surprise to see him excel on Saturday against Cal. Miller’s performance has earned him B1G Player of the Week, but more importantly it’s earned him respect from Buckeye fans that were still doubtful of his ability. Saturday’s game started with a blast from the past, the first Ohio State offensive play...

Ohio State narrowly defeats California 35-28

  Today, the Ohio State Buckeyes hosted the California Golden Bears. It was just the seventh time the two teams have met, and the first time since 1972. The Buckeyes narrowly escaped with a 35-28 victory, improving to 6-1 all time over Cal. By all rights, Ohio State should have lost this game. There were several factors in their victory, but there were two that stuck out the...

Monday Morning Optimism Week 3: Ohio State vs. Cal

Smile, Urbs. We’re 3-0 Well, it’s Monday again. You know what that means. It’s time for another installment of Monday Morning optimism: The once-weekly feature where I talk the Chicken Littles among us off of the ledge, and give those less-pessimistic fans three more reasons to strut around the office. This week The Buckeyes won a close one against Cal. While some might say...

OSU’s two-deep roster vs. UAB

Ohio State’s two-deep roster vs. UAB. - Starters in bold - OFFENSE LT 74 Jack Mewhort (6-6, 312, Jr.)76 Darryl Baldwin (6-5, 300, So.) LG 78 Andrew Norwell (6-6, 310,...

Buckeye offense comes through in the clutch

By Matthew When the time came, Ohio States offense answered the metaphoric bell. Twice. On two separate occasions, the Buckeyes were called upon offensively to come through with scoring drives in the fourth quarter. And both times the unit did just that in a 35-28 OSU victory Saturday at Ohio Stadium. It was amazing, said fifth-year senior defensive lineman...

NY Jets’ Tim Tebow pigged out during recruiting dinner with Urban Meyer

New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow reportedly ate four heaping dishes in one meal at a New Jersey Italian restaurant while his former college coach asked him for some recruiting help. Tebow and Urban Meyer — his head coach at the University of Florida — recently chowed down at Guerriero’s Ristorante, a hot eatery in Morristown, New Jersey. Meyer, who is now the head...

No. 12 Buckeyes 35, Cal Golden Bears 28: Braxton Miller, Devin Smith Survive Ugly Performance at the ‘Shoe

This has not been a good start for the Big Ten in 2012. Already, just three weeks into the season and conference play still a couple weeks away, several of the conference’s top contenders have suffered devastating losses. That nearly was the case for No. 12 Ohio State on Saturday, with the upset-minded California team in Columbus. Barely, barely, OSU managed to hold on for dear...

Stopping Miller’s Legs Focus For Opposition

The Ohio State football team hasn't hid from relying on quarterback Braxton Miller's legs. Though that has been a highly successful approach through the first three weeks of the season, more diversity could become a must as opposing defenses continue to make stopping his rushing output a priority.

5 Answers: California at Ohio State

Ohio State found some help for its quarterback, hit what its coach called a home run, found a way to get into the Cal backfield and won the kicking game. We look at those issues and more in this week's 5 Answers.

Cus Words: Paying The Cost To Be The Boss

Another week, another win for the Ohio State football team. But there was plenty of gnashing of teeth when the Buckeyes' 35-28 win over Cal was complete. We look back at last week's lessons, ahead to what we can learn this week and opine a bit about the Big Ten in this week's column.

Buckeyes hold off Cal, move to 3-0

Catch me if you can (you can’t) Coming off of an imperfect win over UCF, Urban Meyer‘s Ohio State football team faced another non-conference opponent on Saturday. This week, the California Golden Bears came to Columbus to play on a cool, crisp Saturday afternoon in front of 105,232 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes escaped with a 35-28 victory. Though the Buckeyes’ offense again...

Ohio State drops four spots in latest AP poll

  Photo via The Plain Dealer Ohio State (3-0, 0-0 B1G) remained unblemished Saturday afternoon with a 35-28 win over the Pac-12′s Cal Golden Bears (1-2, 0-0 Pac-12) and yet they dropped four spots in the latest Associated Press rankings from 12th to 16th in the nation. With the Buckeyes not playing the part of their traditional powerhouse selves, coming off a 6-7 record from a...

Late TD helps No. 12 Ohio State beat Cal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Braxton Miller lofted a 72-yard touchdown pass to an all-alone Devin Smith with 3:26 left and Christian Bryant snuffed out California's last chance with an interception to power No. 12 Ohio State to a 35-28 win on Saturday. The Golden Bears (1-2) missed three field goals and had a touchdown called back by a penalty, while the Buckeyes (3-0) gave up 512...

Friday Night Lights

Throughout the high school football season, will be following the progress of Ohio State’s football commitments. Here is how the OSU verbal commitments and their teams fared Sept. 13-15.
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