Buckeyes Down California 35-28 - Match Report
Ohio State won 35-28 on Saturday against California behind a 145-yard receiving performance from Devin Smith at Ohio Stadium.
The Buckeyes earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 16.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 55.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Braxton Miller completed 16 of 30 pass attempts for 249 yards for the Buckeyes in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Golden Bears defense.
Brendan Bigelow rushed for 160 yards for California, while Isi Sofele added 86 yards. Zach Maynard threw for 280 yards for the Golden Bears, while receivers Keenan Allen and C.J. Anderson had 80 and 65 yards respectively.
Ohio State was outgained by California 512-412 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 22-14 by the Golden Bears.
Ohio State lost the time of possession battle 35:10/24:50, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Ohio State looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against UAB. California will aim to get back on the winning track at Southern Cal.