Prognosticating: Cal

By 11W Staff on September 11, 2013 at 4:40p
294 Comments
THIS IS CRAZY. THIS IS CRAZY. THIS IS CRAZY.

Big game on the West Coast? Bigger contest 'round here.

If you're new around here, this is a weekly contest we hold soliciting scores. To enter, leave a comment with your prediction of the final score of Saturday's tilt with the Cal. If you nail the score – or come closest – you'll take home two free tickets to the Gold Pants Social on Friday, Sep. 27. You and a guest will mingle with former Ohio State greats in the players' lounge at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center enjoying good food and refreshments provided by Land-Grant Brewing Company. Deep breaths. We know.

If you can't make the event, no worries. These tickets are transferable. Sell or give them to a friend. Trade them to another member of the site for Helmet Stickers. Your call, really.

Don't like your odds in a contest with hundreds of other entries? You can still purchase tickets for the event. Want to treat a family member to a great night? Impress on a first date? This is the event to do it.

The fine print:

  • Must be 21 years-old or older.
  • One entry/comment per person.
  • Duplicate predictions are ineligible – first come, first serve.
  • Deadline for entries is kickoff.

Good luck!

294 Comments

Comments

Jason Priestas's picture

Let's do everyone a solid and standardize your entries by using this format:

 

Ohio State XX

Cal XX

 

Your entry may or may not be disqualified for not following that format depending on grumpy I am following the game. Thanks!

ToledoBuckeye's picture

Ohio State-45
Cal-14

"Anything easy ain't worth a damn." - Woody Hayes
 

aboynamedtracy's picture

So... we're supposed to use Roman Numerals? Seems quirky but I'm adaptable... like a gladiator, or something.
Ohio State XLIV
Cal XXVII

dr green's picture

LMAO!
Why is Jason predicting a tie?

Rizzoni's picture

Ohio State 38
Cal 28

ChicagoBuckMD's picture

Ohio State 38
Cal 17

"Why be around average?" - UFM

crossface2008's picture

Ohio State  45
Cal 28

How Firm Thy Friendship...

fanatibuck's picture

Ohio State 42
Cal 17
 
 

THE URBANATOR AND HIS BOYS' JOURNEY HAS JUST BEGUN; 26-0 IS COMING BABY!!

toppy's picture

Ohio State 42
Cal 17

Denver's picture

Ohio State 52
Cal 17

hodge's picture

Ohio State 51
Cal 28

BuckeyeSki's picture

OSU 42
Cal 24

Banned from BlackShoeDiaries since 2008. Crime: Slander/Defamation of Character Judgement: Guilty

BuckeyeTrappedInSouth's picture

Ohio State 55
Cal 27

In Urban We Trust

osuxrow07's picture

Ohio State 38
Cal 17

Set the Earth Reverberating

celtic020's picture

Ohio State 45
Cal 24

rkylet83's picture

Ohio State 56
 
California 28

BassDropper's picture

Ohio State 48
Cal 24

DIRECTIONER

Earle's picture

Ohio State 45
Cal 27

Just say no to italics abuse.

RedStorm45's picture

Ohio State 41
Cal 17

aplumb100's picture

Ohio State 42
Cal 21

O-H-I-O

Buckeye 09's picture

Ohio State 52
Cal 13

UrbanDreamz's picture

Ohio State 45
Cal 17

"Twelve months ago on Jan. 9, my mom's birthday, I made the decision to come back. I had one goal in mind and that was to win a national championship."  ~Mike Doss

Borrowed Time's picture

Ohio State 39
Cal 17

GABuckeye's picture

Ohio State 45
Cal 20

Killer nuts's picture

Ohio state 41
cal 24

SomethingOriginal's picture

Ohio state = 34
cal =9 
also, this is my first time commenting!

SomethingOriginal's picture

Ha, nooo! I have worked so hard for this

falconlax13's picture

Ohio State 49
Cal 24

YTOWNBUCKI's picture

Ohio State 63
Cal 24

Jeremy91's picture

Ohio State 63
Cal 31

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

lakejamesbuck's picture

Ohio State 45
Cal 14

dsavoca77's picture

Ohio State 56
Cal 7

Ballcoach23's picture

Ohio State 42
Cal  17

achillesx's picture

Ohio State 49
Cal 21

JoshAlum's picture

Ohio State 48
Cal 20

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Ohio State 48
Cal 23

Class of 2010.

route4buckeye's picture

Ohio State 59
Cal 24

Ohio1St81's picture

Ohio State 49
Cal 27

buckeyeashley's picture

Ohio State 40
Cal 17

thedecline19's picture

Ohio State 34
Cal 16
 

ChadGregory3's picture

Ohio State 45
Cal 21

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

ohio st-55
cal-17

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

Mortc15's picture

Ohio State 52
Cal 17

Buck-I4Life

jimkang's picture

Ohio State 45
Cal 27

Ohioste's picture

Ohio State XX
Cal XX
 
I win...I'm the first one to follow the guidelines correctly!
 
Ohio State 38
Cal 14

BUCKfutter's picture

Ohio state 52
Cal 20

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

holtzy's picture

Ohio State 45

Cal 3

buckifam's picture

Ohio State   41
Cal              27

Poison nuts's picture

OSU 34
Cal 13

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

bucknutz18's picture

Ohio state- 52
Cal- 23

OSUDMANN51's picture

Ohio state 51
Cal. 17

Ohioste's picture

I picked this above...just in case you want to try again...
 
If you win with your new guess, you should invite me though :)

Tim's picture

Ohio State 63
Cal 28

dlb72osu's picture

 
OSU 35
Cal 18

I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
- Invictus

OSUKFizzle's picture

Ohio State 56
Cal 17

BuckeyeMark's picture

Ohio State  54
Cal 24

kyletp2's picture

Ohio st - 58
cal - 28

You are lame if you tweet!

rickyu22's picture

Ohio State 38
Cal 17

fear.the.nut's picture

Ohio State 50
Cal 28

SeattleBuckeye's picture

Ohio State 51
Cal 10

buckeyefan333's picture

Ohio State 38
Cal 13

bigbadbuck's picture

Ohio State 42
Cal 20

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here its a war room

jbenz's picture

Ohio State 37
Cal 17

JasonR's picture

Ohio State 44
Cal 27

aboynamedtracy's picture

I now see you took my choice 1st before I did. I should have Control-F'd it instead of winging it.
Good luck to you, back to the drawing board for me...

laishley15's picture

Ohio State 38
Cal 24

Jcole737's picture

Ohio State 53

Cal 17

Triv's picture

Ohio State 45
Cal 10

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

RedsBuckeyeBoy's picture

Buckeyes: 34
Not Jack Nicklauses: 20

doodah_man's picture

tOSU - 34
Cal - 7

Jim "DooDah" Day
It is hard to play dirty against a man who picks you up.

LouGroza's picture

 Ohio State  48
 Cal  17

RoweTrain's picture

Ohio State 48
Cal 18

Danify's picture

Ohio State 38
Cal 21

swank427's picture

Ohio State 52

Cal 17

kbuckeye's picture

Ohio State 42
Cal 33

KeithMC33's picture

Ohio state 41
cal 20
 

AndyVance's picture

Ohio State 49
Cal 10

The TresselMeyer's picture

Ohio State 31
Cal 30

Brady Hoke's reaction to the Urban Meyer hire: "Not good."

hspbuy1's picture

 
Ohio State 51
Cal  14

hspbuy1

BME_Buckeye's picture

Ohio State 42
Cal 19

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

 

dwcbuckeye's picture

Ohio State 59
Cal 24

chromedomebuck's picture

Ohio State 49
Cal 31

Champions Bleed Scarlet & Gray

thekornidentity's picture

Ohio State 45
Cal 23

“Nothing that comes easy in this world is worth a damn.” -Woody Hayes

Evansvillebuckeye's picture

52 - 9, good guys...go Bucks!

osujake9's picture

Ohio State 38
Cal 20

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Ohio State 52
Cal 24

Brady Hoke ate my comment

labuck's picture

Ohio State 55
Cal 35

MilwaukeeBuck's picture

Ohio State 47
Cal 23

texbuck's picture

Ohio State 35
Cal 13

benlight01's picture

Ohio State 42

Cal 28

Colopy1128's picture

Good Guys-49
Cal- 17

A Friend of the Devil is a Friend of Mine

QBYBuckeye's picture

Ohio State 49
California 17

New York Buckeye

otrain2416's picture

Ohio State 55
Cal- 24

Citrus's picture

Ohio State 37
Cal 16

Pavs38's picture

Ohio State 38
Cal 13

Menexenus's picture

OSU 35
CAL 28
(same as last year)

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Corvas's picture

Ohio State 62
California 14

AltaBuck's picture

Ohio State 38
Cal 10
 
Edit - Format

I have been known on occasion to howl at the moon. - Crash Davis

BuckeyeQ6's picture

Ohio State 59
Cal 21

Squirrel Master's picture

Winning team = 41
losing team = 21
 
or
Ohio State = 41
Cal = 21
 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

cajunbuckeye's picture

The Ohio State University Buckeyes 58
Cal BearCubs 24

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

aboynamedtracy's picture

Ohio State 44
Cal 27
 
edit: JASONR posted this score already. I'll try, try again below. This time I'll use the other half of my brain...

fear_the_nut70's picture

Ohio State 34
Cal 28

TKing's picture

Ohio State: 42
Cal: 17

Litl2ch's picture

30 - 21. Osu wins

ellspar's picture

Ohio State 38
Cal 27

Wilkins78's picture

Ohio State - 62
Cal - 31

libera's picture

THE Ohio State Buckeyes 42
Cal  15

libera

Amysundy's picture

Ohio State 35
Cal 10

The Ricker's picture

Ohio St. 27
Cal. 13

buckeyestu's picture

THE OHIO STATE BUCKEYES    54
 
cal bears                                 37

stubbzzz's picture

is your name Buckeye Stu, like Disco Stew on the Simpsons?  
can you please do me a favor and say "Buckeye Stu likes Buckeye music." ?

BUCKSOMIES's picture

Ohio State  37
Cal  13

Tiffinbuck's picture

Ohio State 45  Cal 13

boojtastic's picture

Ohio State 33
Cal 30

PortlyOSUMan's picture

Ohio State 38

Cal 28

factor11's picture

Ohio State 56
Cal 10

carton's picture

osu 52
cal  24

CC's picture

56 - 14 - Bucks.

mshaf's picture

OSU - 59
CAL - 27

Hockey Buck's picture

Ohio State 47
Cal 30

airmeyer's picture

Bucks - 35
Cal - 20

Berniebucks78's picture

Bucks - 38
Cal - 34

"Indecision may (or may not) be my downfall."

DannyAlmonte's picture

Bucks - 45
Cali - 20

Jugdish's picture

Ohio State - 39
Cal - 10

Remember to get your wolverine spayed or neutered. TBDBITL

Buckeye_Ryan's picture

Ohio State 56
Cal 21

Born a Buckeye, raised a Buckeye, will die a Buckeye.

InHartWeTrust's picture

Ohio State 49
Cal 13

Baroclinicity's picture

Ohio State - 37
Cal - 20

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

Lincoln's picture

Ohio state 52
cal 24

Ethos's picture

Ohio state 56
Cal 17

"I spent 90 percent of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted." - George Best

Justanut's picture

Ohio State 42
Cal   10

Sofa Kingdom's picture

Ohio State - 41
Cal - 15

BrewstersMillions's picture

Ohio State 51
Cal 24

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would more obvious.

AndyCosta's picture

Ohio State - 35
Cal - 24

California Andy

causeicouldntgo43's picture

Ohio State - 42
 
Cal - 19

TexasBuck11's picture

Ohio State 48
Cal 17

Dongbrake44's picture

Ohio State - 41
Cal - 14

GO BUCKS!!!

klfeck's picture

OSU 300, Cal -7

Kevin

OH!!!!!

Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

Young_Turk's picture

Ohio State 49
Cal 24

jaybuckeye16's picture

OSU-31.                                                                                                                     Cal-0

Jay16

Doc's picture

OSU 39
Cal.  14

"Say my name."

Brick Tamland's picture

Ohio State 47
Cal 27

I love lamp.

OSU Forever's picture

Ohio State 48
Cal 3

theDuke's picture

tOSU-73
cal-19
 
*edit- told y'all I'm an optimistic homer! ;)

theDuke

ChillitownBuck30's picture

Ohio State - 48
Cal - 20

“Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.”

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Ohio State 31
Cal 21

geoffrsc's picture

Ohio State 63
Cal  27

BenW's picture

Ohio State 43
Cal 24

AJW_16's picture

Ohio State 35
Cal 17

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

Adambob's picture

Ohio State 35
13

Buckeye.383's picture

Ohio State 36
Cal 17

Born, raised, educated, and will die a Buckeye ~ BuckeyeNation

WiliestBuckeye's picture

OSU 63
CAL 35

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

ATXbucknut's picture

Ohio State 51
Cal 45

DefendOhio's picture

Ohio State 42
Cal 23

CinciBuck70's picture

Ohio State 52
Cal 21

"Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile!" - Jerome John Garcia

Kevbo714's picture

OSU - 31
Cal- 7

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

headina's picture

Buckeyes obviously

GO BUCKS

Ahh Saturday's picture

Cal 31
OSU 27
Hey, at least I'll win something.

mr.green's picture

Ohio State 35
Cal  20

njclebuckeye5's picture

Ohio State - 48
Cal - 19

Lobs it to the endzone... Touchdown Devin Smith!!

InfinityX's picture

Ohio State 41
Cal 20

gwalther's picture

OSU 59
Cal 28

Class of 2008

LadyBuck's picture

OSU - 42
Cal - 16

harleymanjax's picture

OSU   38
CAL    24

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

kb1's picture

Ohio St. 34
Cal. 17

airbuckeye's picture

tOSU 59                                                                                                      
Cal  17
Im going with 59-17 because i think this week Urb and the bucks make a statement this week for the voters and Urb himself want to make a statement even more. Plus the Cal defense won't be able to stop the running game which will open up the passing lane's.
I also thing these defense plays better against the dinks and dunks than did in week one to prove them selfs because they will be crowding the line to make sure to stop Cal's running game. Which in and of it's self will take away from Cal's quick drop of pass's forcing their QB to hold on to the ball longer than he would like to.
At least that is what im hopping like hell to see out of the defense week because that would be a big boost for them .

Gametime's picture

Ohio State 51
Cal 20

Between goals and achievement is discipline and consistency. That fire you have inside to do whatever you love is placed there by God. Now go claim it. ~ Denzel Washington

BuckeyeSouth's picture

Ohio State 56
Cal 10

Embrace it.

shatricktones's picture

Ohio State - 56
Cal - 16

NCBuck1's picture

Ohio State 24
California 20

jreiter81's picture

Ohio State 35
Cal 14

Scarlet & Gray Forever

Dublin68's picture

Ohio State 49
Cal 42

aboynamedtracy's picture

Ohio State 60
Cal 33

741's picture

OSU 33
Cal 17

2002osubuck's picture

Ohio State 50
Cal 17

raki's picture

Ohio State-38
cal-24

BuckeyeVet's picture

Ohio State 45
Cal 6

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

 

Bdietz400's picture

Ohio state 35
 
cal. 14

Bd

EdwardsJ3's picture

Ohio State 56
Cal 28

Stinson's picture

Ohio State 42
Cal 13

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." -Wayne Woodrow Hayes

huber57's picture

Buckeyes - 48
Cal - 10
 
#BoomGoesTheDynamite

Why does Dublin have so many round-abouts? Because everyone in Dublin thinks they have the right-of-way.

Buckeyefan2014's picture

Ohio State- 41
Cal-20

LawBuck's picture

Ohio State  49
Cal 15

nolan324's picture

Ohio State 38
Cal  24

nolan324

gwright78's picture

Ohio State 56
Cal 35

gravey's picture

The Ohio State University 24
University of California, Berkeley 17
...predicted shootouts sometimes turn into a slog.

LTWilliams's picture

OSU - 37
cal - 23

Alpo's picture

Ohio State 55
Cal 16

BuckeyeMike74's picture

Ohio State 52
Cal 12

vidstudent's picture

Ohio State 35
Cal 13

Nicholas Eckert

vidstudent

SPiBobcat1223's picture

Ohio State 41
Cal 24

BFish607's picture

Ohio State 36
Cal 20

kalabuckzoo's picture

Ohio State 38
Cal 15

ScarletNGrey01's picture

Ohio State 70
Cal 27

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

PureBuckeye's picture

Ohio State 62
Cal 17

Buckeytrips's picture

Ohio State - 37
Cal - 13

MichiganBuckeye222's picture

Ohio State Univerisity 37
Cal 30

Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987.

www.septemberheisman.com

 

bucks_4_life's picture

OSU- 38

CAL- 24

The juice is worth the squeeze

MediBuck's picture

- Ohio State: 41
- Cal: 33

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

BammBammRiley's picture

Ohio State 43

Cal 22

BammBamm is my dog, Riley is my 4 yr old daughter, and THE Ohio state Buckeyes complete the three most sacred loves I cherish

craigfling's picture

Ohio State 47
Cal 20

throttlefinger's picture

Ohio State 41
Cal 13

Clinger76's picture

ohio state- 35
cal- 24

"If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats, But if you take no risks, you will earn no victories."

Haybucks's picture

Ohio State   48
Cal  16

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. - Irish proverb

 

heroonthaline's picture

Ohio State - 24
Cal- 13

Furious George 27's picture

OSU 35
Cal 17

Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

Hasbro's picture

Bucks-27, Bears-20

ScoobyKnows's picture

Ohio State - 37
Cal -  7

hail2victors9's picture

Ohio State - 52
California - 48

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!

~Bo Schembechler

BEREABUCKEYE's picture

Ohio State 51

Cal 21

Unky Buck's picture

Haha, what are the chances that we post the same score within a couple minutes of each other? Now I gotta go change it...

...

Unky Buck's picture

Ohio State - 51
Cal - 27

...

AngryWoody's picture

OSU 14
Cal 35

Our Honor Defend!

1MechEng's picture

Ouch! I'm hoping this is one of those "whomever I choose to win ends up losing" type of picks ...

Orlando Pancakes's picture

AngryWoody, I respect your score if that's your honest prediction, but if you're trying to win the contest then you're an idiot. (I really hope you are just being honest. For the record I didn't downvote you).

whalewars's picture

Ohio State 44
 
Cal 30

jdagrava.1's picture

Ohio State - 52
Cal - 31

"It takes a little something special to be a great player.  What you got in you, we're going to find out.  And if there's a touch of greatness in there, how cool would that be?"

-Urban F. Meyer

old_rasputin's picture

Ohio State 38
Cal 17

"We hate to lose, but when we do, rest assured we'll be back, and someone will pay the price." Coach Hayes

bhsiba99's picture

Ohio State 29
Cal 17

osumu903's picture

OSU 48
Cal 31

Casey

el duderino's picture

Ohio State 56
Cal 13

"This is a very complicated case: a lot of ins, lot of outs, lot of what-have-yous."

sj52's picture

Ohio St - 42
Cal - 27

oh_dad55's picture

Ohio State 34
Cal 29

Oh_Dad

GoBucks713's picture

Ohio State 48
Cal 17

-The Aristocrats!

scrotieMcboogerballs's picture

OSU-42
Cal-18

"Who do you think you are?!?!...I am!!"  -Pete Weber, bowling legend and dominator of the English language

Illibuck11's picture

Ohio State - 63
Cal - 17

FitzBuck's picture

46-21 good guys

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

mtthw.mcgee's picture

Ohio State: 34
Cal: 24

TimmyZ's picture

OSU - 63
Cal - 27

chinooker97's picture

Ohio State 38
Cal 24

"Because we couldn't go for three."

1MechEng's picture

Ohio State 41
Cal 23
 

DeepSouthBuckeye's picture

OSU - 42
Cal - 31

Loving all things Buckeye from SEC country in Alabama.

"How firm thy friendship....O-HI-O"

bhead's picture

Ohio State - 42
Cal - 26

Liening's picture

Ohio State - 56
Cal - 13

GLiening

fozjean50's picture

Ohio State - 49
Cal - 13

Fozjean

OSUStu's picture

Ohio State 50
Cal 20

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

pjtobin's picture

TOSU - 28
Cal - 21

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

Warfield's picture

OHIO STATE  50
CALIFORNIA   19

bethmowins's picture

OSU 34
Cal  24
 
OSU fans are furious we only win by 10. The pollsters hate it too.

gwalther's picture

Oh hey Beth - loved it when you announced the Buffalo game two weeks ago. I was busy trying to figure out who one of our players was when you announced that "Devin Brown makes the catch!"
Yes. Devin Brown..

Class of 2008

SilverState's picture

Ohio State 38
Cal 24

woodi19's picture

Ohio State 38
Cal 27

Cusbuck's picture

Ohio State   52
cal              27

I'm not saying,  I'm just saying.

Deadly Nuts's picture

Ohio State: 59
California: 17
That Cal defense is terrible...

LEBRON

BuckeyeNash's picture

Ohio State: 50
Cal: 23

cmbarrett1621's picture

Bucks - 48
Cal - 14
Go Bucks!

DannyBeane's picture

55-23 I'm not sure if this score is taken but all the other ones I wanted already were and I am tired of scrolling.

buckeyewx's picture

Ohio State - 60
Cal - 16

PlanningBuck12's picture

tOSU - 45
Cal - 10

PlanningBuck

"Anything easy ain't worth a damn" - Woody Hayes

Bolt's picture

Ohio State - 52
Cal - 16

bjaynes's picture

Ohio State 52
Cal 40

TheBadOwl's picture

OSU: 59
CAL: 27

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.

Shutupeddy99's picture

Ohio State - 41
Cal           - 31

VintonCountyBuck's picture

Ohio State 34
Cal 17

“Right now, Michigan is not at the pinnacle of college football, and that’s all Urban Meyer cares about...He’s been there and knows what it takes to get there.” 

Urbanmania's picture

Ohio State 61
Cal 13

9Route's picture

Ohio State 44
Cal 16

I'm just happy to be here