Found September 12, 2013 on
An upset was in the air last year in Columbus when Ohio State hosted Cal, but it was to no avail as the Buckeyes defeated Cal 35-28 in the closing minutes of the four quarter. With an injured Braxton Miller and an improved Cal offense, this Saturday’s rematch at Cal’s Memorial Stadium could be the first real test for the 2013 Ohio State Football team.
Head Coach Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes dropped another spot in the AP Top 25 (4) despite a 42-7 thrashing of the San Diego State Aztecs. Meyer is “fairly optimistic” that QB Braxton Miller will play despite injuring his left knee in the opening drive against SDSU.
Backup QB Kenny Guiton led the Ohio State offense to victory after Braxton Miller’s first quarter knee injury
Whether Miller sees the field or not, Buckeye fans can rest easily knowing that backup Kenny Guiton is more than capable of running the Buckeyes clap-to-snap offense. The senior captain completed 19 of 28 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 83 yards and another touchdown on the ground last week against the Aztecs.
Meanwhile, the Golden Bears are looking at Saturday night as a way to announce to the college football world that they’re back and ready to compete. Cal’s started their season off 1-1, earning their first win against Portland State in a 37-30 nail-biter. The Golden Bear’s “Bear Raid” offense has been flying high, averaging 472.5 passing yards in the first two games. Coach Meyer will be relying on his stacked secondary to step up on Saturday, especially DB Bradley Roby.
You have to assume that, in a must-win game for both teams, both teams will error on the side of caution. The Buckeyes and Golden Bears both have shown to have potent offenses, and all it takes is for one side to capitalize on a few mistakes to bust Saturday night’s game wide open.
BEST OF MAXIM
To be honest folks…to this point in the season, it’s been pretty easy. I know I put myself out there for scrutiny with a statement like that, but it has been easy. With the exception of blowing a Tubberville explosion in week one and overlooking Indiana’s refusal to put a defense on the field week in and week out I have had a pretty good start to 2013. This week however...
Urban Meyer has made public his thoughts about Braxton Miller’s status for Ohio State’s game against Cal this Saturday night. The Buckeyes’ coach believes that his Heisman candidate quarterback will be on the field in the team’s first road game of the season.
But I’m not interested in that today. The most interesting storyline under center – or, more accurately, in the...
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller suffered a knee injury in last week’s win over San Diego State and is questionable to play this Saturday...
Ohio State might have to turn to backup quarterback Kenny Guiton this weekend, but that's not as big a deal as it might have been in the past. Guiton provides a luxury to the Buckeyes, a veteran quarterback with a similar skill-set to starter Braxton Miller.
From Adrian Peterson in 2006 to Matt Barkley in '12, it has been year after year of failure for preseason Heisman Trophy favorites since USC's Matt Leinart won it in 2005.
Could Braxton Miller be the next name to join that list of misses?
Urban Meyer said Ohio State's junior quarterback is day-to-day as he suffered a sprained ligament in his left knee during the first...
As we head into NCAA football’s week 3 we are on the lookout for a few possible upsets which may happen. By nature, these are long-shots, but there is a certain rhyme and reason to picking the possible stunners. For week 3 we have four possible upsets alerts on our radar. Last week we went 2 for 4 which we are just fine with.
Cal vs. #4 Ohio State
Cal has looked pretty weak...
Jeff Svoboda of BuckeyeSports.com joins BearTerritory for a question-and-answer session to find out just what Ohio State is, beyond Urban Meyer and Braxton Miller.
The No. 4 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes will travel west to play the California Golden Bears on Saturday.
Ohio State finished last season undefeated and are 2-0 to start 2013 while California (1-1) found a way to even their record last week.
Coverage of this game will air on FOX in select markets beginning at 7:00 pm ET (4:00 pm PT) from Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, CA...
No. 4 Ohio State remains dedicated to running the ball, first and foremost.
California? Not so much.
Coach Urban Meyer has said repeatedly the Buckeyes want to play quickly to wear down defenses, but will never be in the same ballpark with the Bears, whose starting quarterback has thrown 125 passes in two outings heading into Saturday's game.
The Buckeyes aren't exactly...
We are two weeks into the college football season. Whose stock has fallen early in the season.
Logan Thomas (Virginia Tech)- My has Thomas stock dropped. He once thought to be a top NFL prospect. Thomas has really struggled this season. Of course he struggled versus Alabama completing only 5 of 26 passes. You would think he would bounce back against Western Carolina, but that...
It may be hard to believe, but there are other college football games being played today than the Texas A&M/Alabama match up. None of the other ones have the weight this one does, but are big games in their own right.
So if you just don't want to watch the Texas A&M/Alabama game or want to know what you should record on your DVR here are my Fat Five games other than...
Why is a corpse riding shotgun?
I asked Iceman to hold off on discussing the Ohio Buckeyes yesterday because I didn’t want this topic to get swept under the rug or glossed over. It deserves its own day. Now, I’ve been accused in the past by thin-skinned ******** of talking about their dirtbag program simply for page views and comments. That’s sort of true, I guess, but if...