You would be hard pressed to find a region of the United States than the one I find myself in today. If you have never visited northern California put it on your bucket list now. Lake Tahoe to the Bay area it is
flat out one of the most beautiful places I have been. I’ve been lucky enough to have the company of some great friends old and new on this trip as well. But enough about me living in my fantasy land for the last week; it is now time to turn our attention to the task at hand. California Memorial stadium will be rocking Saturday and you can count on the fact that plenty of Buckeyes will find their way in to the stadium.
Braxton Miller is probable for the Buckeyes first road test of the season. Cal has lost to Northwestern and narrowly escaped with a win at home against FCS Portland State. You can rest assured Cal will be pumping themselves up for a clash with nationally ranked Ohio State. It looks as if#5 will step onto the field and the Buckeyes will have QB1 for their first game away from the friendly confines of the Shoe.
True freshman quarterback Jared Goff threw for 485 yards last week and would love to spoil the trip for the Buckeye players, coaches and fans that have made the trek to the Bay area. The Bears will need to keep the offensive production up and find a way to slow down a talented Buckeye offense. The good news for the Bears is that Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde is still sidelined on suspension. The bad news for Cal is that OSU is not a one trick pony.
The fact of the matter is Cal does not have the weapons to keep up with the Bucks. The adrenaline will be all the way up for the Bears but it won’t be enough. Look for Cal to put up a fight in the first half but by halftime the Bucks should be in control. My prediction is the fantasy land I’m living in this week won’t disappoint and the Ohio State rolls 42-14.