When Ohio State and Cal met in Columbus, Ohio, last year, Braxton Miller connected with a wide-open Devin Smith on a 72-yard touchdown pass in the closing minutes to secure a 35-28 victory.
The rematch takes place on Saturday in Berkeley, Calif., as No. 4 Ohio State hits the road for the first time this season to take on Cal and close out their two-year home-and-home series.
The Buckeyes (2-0) are coming off a 42-7 victory over San Diego State. Ohio State piled up 445 yards of offense, including 263 on the ground, while limiting the Aztecs to just 280 total yards.
Cal (1-1) registered its first win of the season last Saturday, beating Portland State, 37-30, after dropping its season opener to Northwestern.
The Golden Bears can expect to see a similar-looking Buckeyes’ attack under head coach Urban Meyer, but the same can’t be said for Ohio State. Cal’s new head coach, Sonny Dykes, has completely remade the Golden Bears’ offense, implementing his up-tempo, pass-heavy attack.
The biggest unknown surrounding the Buckeyes is whether Miller, who suffered a slight MCL sprain on the Buckeyes’ first drive against San Diego State, will be healthy enough to go this Saturday.
Time: Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m., ET
Place: Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, Calif.
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