Ohio State vs. California Quick Wrap Up

Well, that game was much closer than expected. But, the Buckeyes improve to 3-0 after defeating Cal 35-28.

  1. After a non-existent pass rush the first two games, the silver bullets sacked Zach Maynard 6 times and had constant pressure on him throughout the game.
  2. Although the secondary has made a couple of big plays this season, they are still very sloppy with their tackling. The best example was Brendan Bigelow’s 59 yard touchdown run to tie the game at 28 where he broke two poor tackling attempts en route to the end zone.
  3. The offense started strong, but fell asleep after halftime. They went 7 straight drives without scoring until the Buckeyes put together a nice drive to take back the lead with 8:31 to go.
  4. This game got very chippy in the second quarter, Meyer talked about limiting dumb penalties at half time and there weren’t any in the second half.
  5. Nice to see Jordan Hall return to action, he rushed the ball 17 times for 87 yards. He did not look as explosive as he was before the injury, but after a couple of games he will most likely return to form.
  6. Nice wrinkle to the goal line package, where Miller fakes the draw or sweep and finds Jake Stoneburner wide open in the end zone. Don’t want to say it, but it was a little Tebow-esque if you remember his similar jump passes at Florida.

Full review to come later.

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