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Game Thread Cal Bears at tOSU - Sat, Sep 15, Noon ABC

Discussion in '2012 Football Season Capsule' started by BB73, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    The boys from Berkeley, in a precursor to to B1G-PAC matchups starting in 2017.
  2. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

  3. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  4. maximumblitz

    maximumblitz Buckeye Samurai of Big League Blitzkreig

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  5. SEREbuckeye

    SEREbuckeye "The bag or the bat, Bob?"

  6. maximumblitz

    maximumblitz Buckeye Samurai of Big League Blitzkreig

    I am not sure this is going to do much good for tOSU's strength of schedule, but here it is:

  7. Mike80

    Mike80 Avenge Woody

    this year really isn't about strength of schedule but rather getting quality reps for the new offense and getting the defense ready for 2013.
  8. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

  9. SEREbuckeye

    SEREbuckeye "The bag or the bat, Bob?"

    Man, this is the risk you run when you have to schedule OOC games so far in advance and think you are getting a top quality team. Its anyone's telling who will be good 5-10 years from the day you set a game up. Oh well, at least cal has a decent name in college athletics. This is better than beating up a team that is one step away from being a community college, like Savannah State.
  10. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Looking at Cal's opponents and how they have fared in the first couple of weeks along with some other random stuff;

    -Cal has given up exactly 31 points to a run heavy offense (Nevada) and a pass heavy offense (Southern Utah). Both offenses scored 4 TD's.
    -Southern Utah only scored 3 points on offense vs Utah State.
    -Nevada also scored 31 points against USF (a game they lost at home after beating Cal at Cal)

    -Offensively Cal scored 50 on Southern Utah where Utah State was only able to manage 34.
    -Cal scored 24 vs Nevada who gave up 32 to USF.

    I know the transitive property is a terrible predictor but I don't think its much of a stretch to say Cal doesn't look like a very good team this year, especially on defense.

    On offense it looks like they are another balanced team with a good passing QB. Time for our defense to figure out how to get pressure with the front 4 and for the secondary to get their assignments down better.

    Defensively they give Miller and the offense a chance to keep getting more efficient, especially with the down field passing.

    Also it looks like they have a pretty good punt returner (or at least he ran one back vs Nevada fwiw) so keep an eye on that.

    All in all a pretty vanilla noon cupcake from what I can see but it is a BCS conference opponent so they need to be taken seriously. truth be told UCF will probably end up being our biggest OOC test.
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  11. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    I was really looking forward to this as a strong test for UFM and the team. Sadly, that's not how it's turned out.
  12. maximumblitz

    maximumblitz Buckeye Samurai of Big League Blitzkreig

    Maybe Dunn can get a chance to run the ball?
  13. Coqui

    Coqui Senior

    Cal fans are panicking over Miller. They're also saying their run defense is anemic and they're prone to issues with short passes.

    If all this is true, we should have a field day on offense.
  14. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    If there is ever a game to put it all together it's this one. Looks like Cal's defense can be a trouble spot for them and if our defense can just play to 80% of it's potential they could get a confidence boost from limiting a quality offense.

    Huge game IMO as far as momentum. If we can win this game imipressively like 35-6 or 42-7 it will go a long way for our team heading into MSU after UAB.
  15. BrutusBuckeyeAZ

    BrutusBuckeyeAZ Freshman

    So I get this email today from the Assistant Director, Advancement Events office of OSU. It says I have won two free tickets to the game on Saturday because I have used an app called Buckeyes Unite!
    So I WILL be at the game!
    I asked her where they are and she said 9c.. Nose bleeds, but who cares... Im there!:osu::oh:

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