Cal vs. Ohio State: Notes From The Press Box

Daniel Lasco ran for 64 yards on 10 carries against Ohio State - Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Cal lost to Ohio State 52-34 on Saturday. In Week 3's "Notes From The Press Box" report, we take a retrospective look at game notes and social media commentary.

The Golden Bears dropped to (1-2) on the season, following Saturday's home loss to the Buckeyes.  For details on the game, check out:

- Vlad Belo's recap / Hunter Hewitt's report & notebook / Jeff Faraudo's report

- Postgame interview quotes

Before we get to the tweets and comments, here are selected Game Notes [courtesy of Cal Media Relations]:

Jared Goff and James Grisom connected on a 61-yard touchdown in the first quarter. It was Grisom's first career touchdown on his second career reception.

Goff ended the game completing 31 of 53 passes for 371 yards with three touchdown passes and an interception. It was his first three-touchdown performance. The last Cal quarterback to throw for 300 yards in three straight games was Aaron Rodgers in the final three games of the 2003 season (348 vs. Washington, 359 at Stanford and 394 vs. Virginia Tech in the Insight Bowl).

Chris Harper notched his second 100-yard receiving performance this season, third of his career, with six catches for 115 yards and a touchdown.

Bryce Treggs hauled in his second career touchdown catch in the third quarter. His first TD came against Nevada in last year's season opener. Treggs finished with seven catches for 51 yards and a touchdown.

Khairi Fortt led the Bears with a career-high 13 tackles and two tackles for loss. Hardy Nickerson tied his career high with 11 tackles for the second straight week. Damariay Drew also set a new personal best in tackles with 10. Jalen Jefferson's 10 tackles tied his personal best. Joel Willis notched a personal-best seven tackles.

Daniel Lasco paced Cal in rushing with 10 carries for 64 yards and his second career touchdown run, first of 2013.

The Bears ran a fake punt at the end of the first half when Goff threw an 11-yard pass to Stefan McClure. Goff and Cal punter Cole Leininger both wear No. 16.


OSU fans showed up early & in large numbers:


1st Quarter

Kenny Guiton started in place of Braxton Miller, and OSU didn't miss a beat:



The Bears fought back, making it 21-7 then 24-14:



2nd Quarter

OSU soon led by 3 scores again:


Trickeration! Fake punt:


Cal closed the gap to 11 at half:

3rd Quarter

Glasses Guy is a national story:

OSU's offense picked up where it left off:



#Goffense tried to keep it close:


4th Quarter

Daniel Lasco's late touchdown made it 52-34:



Jared Goff impressed again despite the loss:

Sonny says there are no moral victories:



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