FOURTH QUARTER: Brendan Bigelow’s 160 rushing yards and two touchdowns weren’t enough to lead California to victory, as the Golden Bears fell 35-28 to No. 12 Ohio State on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Braxton Miller piled up 249 yards and four touchdowns through the air on 16-for-30 passing and added 75 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown en route to the win.
With 3:26 to go, Miller found Devin Smith open for a 72-yard touchdown pass to give Ohio State a 35-28 lead. Ohio State burned California’s defense for six plays of more than 20 yards.
The Buckeyes’ offense finished with 411 total yards. Ohio State complemented Miller’s passing with 162 yards rushing on 33 attempts.
The Golden Bears’ Zach Maynard was good for 280 yards during the game, completing 26 of 37 passes. Maynard finished the game with one touchdown and one interception. Maynard looked for Keenan Allen often. He hauled in nine catches for 80 yards.
California finished with 512 total yards, including 288 yards passing while completing 27 of 38 attempts. The Golden Bears’ rushing attack also contributed 224 yards to the total, with the tally coming on 41 carries.
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