May 29, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State's only non-conference road game of the 2013 season - Sept. 14 at the University of California - will start at 7 p.m. EDT and it will be televised by FOX, the Pac-12 Conference announced today. The game will be played at Cal's newly renovated Memorial Stadium and will complete a two-game home-and-home series between the teams.
Ohio State and Cal have played seven times previously, with Ohio State holding a 6-1 series advantage. When the two teams met last year in Ohio Stadium, it was the first meeting in 40 years. The Buckeyes prevailed in a difficult game, 35-28, as Braxton Miller hit Devin Smith for a 72-yard score with 3:26 play to break a 28-all tie and"Christian Bryant recorded his first career interception on Cal's final drive.
Cal is coached by Sonny Dykes. He is in his first season with the Golden Bears after coaching the nation's top-ranked scoring offense one year ago at Louisiana Tech (51.5 ppg). Dykes was 22-15 in three years at Louisiana Tech and his team won 16 of its last 20 games. Louisiana Tech scored 57 points in a two-point loss to Texas A&M last year.
Ohio State vs. California
1-1-21 - Cal 28, Ohio State 0 (at Rose Bowl)
1-2-50 - Ohio State 17, Cal 14 (at Rose Bowl)
10-3-53 - Ohio State 33, Cal 19 (Memorial Stadium)
10-2-54 - Ohio State 21, Cal 13 (Ohio Stadium)
10-2-71 - Ohio State 35, Cal 3 (Ohio Stadium)
10-7-72 - Ohio State 35, Cal 18 (Memorial Stadium)
9-15-12 - Ohio State 35, Cal 28 (Ohio Stadium)
Five of Ohio State's 2013 game times are now set. The Wisconsin, Northwestern and Penn State games will be 8 p.m. starts and Ohio State's Homecoming game vs. Iowa will kick off at 3:30 p.m.
2013 Ohio State Schedule (Approx. start times - ET - and TV carrier)
Aug. 31 - Buffalo - Scarlet & Gray Game
Sept. 7 - San Diego State - Alumni Band Game
Sept. 14 - at California (7 p.m. on FOX Sports)
Sept. 21 - Florida A&M - Military Appreciation Game
Sept. 28 -Wisconsin (8 p.m. on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2) - Hall of Fame Game
Oct. 5 - at Northwestern (8 p.m. on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2)
Oct. 12 - Open Date
Oct. 19 - Iowa (3:30 p.m. on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2) - Homecoming
Oct. 26 - Penn State (8 p.m. on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2)
Nov. 2 - at Purdue
Nov. 9 - Open Date
Nov. 16 - at Illinois
Nov. 23 - Indiana - Senior Day
Nov. 30 - at Michigan
Dec. 7 - Big Ten Championship Game* (FOX Sports)
*Lucas Oil Stadium; Indianapolis, Ind.
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