Prognosticating: Cal

By 11W Staff on September 12, 2012 at 3:30p

Welcome to your weekly opportunity to show off those fresh forecasting skills.

You know the routine by now. Simply leave a comment with your prediction of the final score for Saturday's game against Cal. If you nail the score—or come closest—you'll get to name your shirt from the impressive collection at Eleven Warriors Dry Goods. Like the "Five-Star Friday" inspired design you see to the right. Or a different shirt. Your call.

Call your shot and you could be just like Urban316, who had visions of a 31-17 Buckeye victory last Saturday.

The fine print:

  • Must be 18 years-old or older.
  • One entry/comment per person.
  • Duplicate predictions are ineligible — first come, first serve.
  • Deadline for entries is kickoff.

Good luck!


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Buckeye_Mafia's picture

38-14 tOSU...

"At critical moments throughout the season, we learned about the character of this football team.  This was a team of true character, of true resilience." -- President Barack Obama

dubjayfootball90's picture

42-9 bucks

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

chromedomebuck's picture

34-13 Bucks

Champions Bleed Scarlet & Gray

Urban316's picture

41-16 Ohio State

Ohio State Ombre's picture

41-10 in favor of the silver bullets 

TheBadOwl's picture

41-10 OSU... OSU cruises, Cal scores late.
EDIT: Damn, someone beat me by a couple of seconds. I'll say 45-13

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

RBuck's picture

45-16 Buckeyes

Long live the southend.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

52-17 good guys

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

RoweTrain's picture

52-10 Bucks

"Just bow up and go out and play." ~ D. Lee

"As it stands right now, I know I am the best athlete in college football." ~ B. Miller

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

38-17 Buckeyes

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  "We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!"

texbuck's picture

37-10 Buckeyes

skiehl's picture

28-10 Good guys!

dmurder's picture

45 - 20
Good Guys

"We have always had the best damn band in the land, now we have the best damn team in the land"- Jim Tressel 1-03-03

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

31-27 OSU

Read my entire screen name....

GABuckeye's picture

I love that "optimistic buckeye" has the worst projection so far!!  Irony!

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

optimistic that we win.
pessimistic on the performance.

Read my entire screen name....

madstork34's picture

OSU 37-13

If it's too loud, then you're too old!!

JKH1232's picture

I don't see Cal doing all that well.  38-3, OSU.

cplunk's picture

77-3, OSU. 
No, I don't really think that, but I'm driving all the way from DC for the game so I'm picking a score I'd like to see.
Somehow to me 77-3 seems more embarrassing to the loser than 77-0.

nickma71's picture

Anybody remember the tv show "Coach"? He said something along the lines of this. "We are going to go down there and thell the game was a lot closer than the 63-0 score indicates"

ArTbkward's picture

41-9 OSU

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...

(Also, I'm not a dude)

Baroclinicity's picture

37-16 Buckeyes

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

BROSEPH's picture

44-17 Buckeyes!

sj52's picture

38-20 Buckeyes

kareemabduljacobb's picture

48 - 3 Bucks.
Miller 250 passing 2 TDs, 125 rushing 2 TDs
Defense - 5 Sacks, 3 INTS, 1 DEF TD

ryanosu03's picture

35 to 10 OSU
Go Bucks!

3 Fast 3 Furious's picture

All the good ones are taken!
Bucks 35-7

BriGuy's picture

OSU - 52
Cal -12

headina's picture

37-20 bucks


southernstatesbuckeye's picture

48-10 Bucks

I like cookies.

JeffinDC's picture

Bucks - 58
them - 6

NW Buckeye's picture

Buckeyes!  53- 13

RC's picture

48-17 Bucks

WriteMyWrong's picture

Guys. Guys.
Cal isnt going to score.

Because I couldnt go for 3.

Scott's picture

35-21 Good Guys.

Class of 2008

miller2234's picture

37-30 bucks


Triv's picture

38-10 bucks

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

jjwarden's picture

38-12 Buckeyes Win !

AltaBuck's picture

41-20 Da Bucks

I am Groot - Groot

Bucks43201's picture

Ohio State: 44
Cal: 16

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Kurt's picture

Cal - 16
OSU - 43

southbymidwest's picture

38-17, Buckeyes. With a dreaded field goal to top off the Bucks' score.

IndyBuckeye's picture

OSU - 25
Cal - 11

ARMYBUCK's picture


BuckeyeSouth's picture

24 - 10 OSU

Champions.  Undisputed.  

buckeyebart's picture

41-16.    OH  __  __
What the hell 39-0

Menexenus's picture

OSU 49, Cal 9

Real fans stay for Carmen.

pjtobin's picture

24-10 buckeyes!

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

SilverBulletNYC's picture

49-6 Buckeyes. Diesel goes off. Tedford fired after season.

The South will NOT rise again!

pjtobin's picture

Just seen someone else posted seconds before I did. So how bout 27-13

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

House804's picture

Bucks - 47
Cal - 14 w/ a garbage TD

We talkin' bout practice?!  Not the game I love...the game I die for.  Practice?!'s picture

67-17, ohio state. 

Seabass1974's picture

59 - 13 Buckeyes!!!

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

OurHonorDefend09's picture

44-20 Buckeyes

Don't give up... Don't ever give up.

Buck.I.Bob's picture

38-18 Buckeyes


BME_Buckeye's picture

42-10 OSU

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


TMargo's picture

Ohio State 59
Berkeley 20

otrain2416's picture

41- 9 Bucks

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

Conroy's picture

27-6 Ohio State

Jeremy91's picture

45 - 17 Bucks

"Do not pray for an easy life. Rather, pray for the the strength to endure a difficult one" - Bruce Lee

Buckeyejason's picture

27-16 good guys 


xtremebuckeye's picture

43 - 20  Buckeyes

O H I O is the Buckeye State

LadyBuck's picture

42-21 OSU
Idea: List the scores, so we can see them, or have someone do it. I would love to. 

WC Buckeye's picture

OSU 49
CAL 14

The only thing that's new in the world is the history that we have forgotten.

Idot08bojangles's picture

31-10 Bucks

Scarlet and Grey until the day I die.
idotter: September 27, 2008. OSU vs. Minnesota

BuckeyeTrappedInSouth's picture

41-6 The Ohio State Buckeyes

In Urban We Trust

Justanut's picture

45-10 buckeyes

markroehl's picture

21-10.... I would think Cal goes all in to stop the run and make braxton throw

BUCKfutter's picture

Cal 24 OSU 21

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

BUCKfutter's picture

shaming deserved and accepted

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

BUCKfutter's picture

just remembered about posting this a couple wks ago.  really hate how close i was to being right...

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

BuckeyeTennis91's picture

48-17 Bucks Win


dancinhomer321's picture

31-17 Buckeyes!

Buckeye 4 Life!

kgus's picture

bucks of course


JC-28's picture

OSU - 52
Cal - 14

LawBuck's picture

Hmmmm...this week I think the offense clicks and we see the second 50+ point effort.
The D gives up a couple long passes, but plays well overall.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

20-0, I think that the defense is going to flex there muscles and the offense stays in the dorm.

OfficerRabbit's picture

31-23 for the good guys. Late in the day... need to get weird on the score!



schooey's picture

Wedensday is too early for this. 
30  - 21 Buckeyes

osubuckeye121's picture

52-17 bucks

A beer in the hand is worth two in the fridge.

achillesx's picture

42-6 tOSU
Go Bucks!

Boxley's picture

Already, used, but since I am used to backing up the Army, 56-3 good guys. Defense is going to be really fired up this week after all of the negative trash talking.

"...the man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic-the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done." President T. Roosevelt

schneidzzz's picture

41-17  OHIO ST.  Round on the Ends and HI in the Middle! 

bk2boarder's picture

24 - 14 TOSU!!

Class of '06

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

Buckeyes 42

Golden Girls 13

amerine.20's picture

OSU 45
Cal 24

Jimmy's picture

Ohio State-31
Cal- 14

Alhan's picture

48 - 14 Bucks

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

MediBuck's picture


"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

lwitters's picture

OSU: 34
Berkeley: 13

Et_Tu_OSU's picture

Buckeyes win 35-16

"The revolution will be televised."

USAFBuckeye82's picture

Bucks - 66
Bears - 13

WiliestBuckeye's picture

OSU 80
Cal 0

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

gobucks5413's picture

Buckeyes 55 Cal 17

SlyRay's picture

45-16 Buckeyes

Nothing like a new football signed by Meyer, Fickell, and Vrabel. Thank you, Susan G. Komen Foundation

BigRedBuckeye's picture

52-28 OSU

And we'll drink to old Ohio, 'Til we wobble in our shoes! 

TGA's picture

OSU: 37
Cal: 21

Nik's picture

not sure if it's taken, but i'm going with 35-18 bucks

builderofcoalitions's picture

Buckeyes 84
Bears 3

Because we couldn't go for three.

buckeyestu's picture

dunn has a good day, 125 yards rushing at the very least, of which there will be td run of near 40 to 50 yds. defense still trying to get a pass rush going, the good guys prevail.
OSU 43  cal 17

VHX7's picture

48-7 Ohio State

GoBucks713's picture

48 - 13 Good Guys.
Sorry if someone else got it already but i'm not reading through 200 comments

-The Aristocrats!

buckeyefanatic's picture

48 - 13
I think the Bucks get going defensively and put pressure on the QB to limit their offensive effectiveness.

How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football?   1AA
Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.

Nappy's picture


I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face

Jugdish's picture

39 - 17 Buckeyes

Remember to get your wolverine spayed or neutered. TBDBITL

rllbucks1's picture

42-10 Buckeyes


Texas Buckeye's picture

Ohio State 36
Cal 15

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

Whosisbrew's picture

24-16 good guys.

bmleja's picture

Bucks: 31
Cal: 16

Brett Leja
Graduate of The Ohio State University Class of 2012

dsavoca77's picture

38-0  Ohio State wins with huge game from Defense

Firedup's picture

35-27 OSU

"Making the Great State of Ohio Proud!" UFM

Colby3333's picture

46 - 23 Buckeyes

Nick1's picture

35-20 Buckeyes

rlyle6's picture

45-13, TOSU.
Go Bucks!

klfeck's picture

52-7 OSU



Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

Adambob's picture

38-10 Buckeyes

FindlayBuck's picture

Braxton throws three first half touchdowns, the defense dominates for four full quarters, Bucks roll 42-6

Rickb25's picture

buckeyes 41-20

dsbgobux's picture

38-17 Buckeyes

Buckeye in PA purgatory

Scott K's picture

I'll take the over and the Bucks 42 - 16.
Tailgating tomorrow!  O-H!

"There's a fine line between stupid, and....clever.  David St. Hubbins/Nigel Tufnel

ecartman25's picture


“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Ben Franklin

Toasty McBuns's picture

shoot! earlier prediction taken. new one:
Buckeyes 40
Cal Yogi Bears 10