By The Numbers: Cal at Ohio State

Cal had 512 yards of total offense, outgaining Ohio State by 100 yards, but still came up short Saturday.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The relevant, surprising, and occasionally absurd stats from California's 35-28 loss to Ohio State:

-9 – The number of punt return yards junior wide receiver Keenan Allen had against Ohio State, after averaging 22.17 yards per return in Cal's first two games.

.702 – Redshirt senior quarterback Zach Maynard's completion percentage against Ohio State (26-of-37 passing).

0 – The number of penalties Cal had in the first quarter against Ohio State.

8 – The number of penalties Cal committed in the first quarter of its first two games.

8 - The number of receptions for freshmen wide receivers Chris Harper, Darius Powe, Bryce Treggs.

12 – The number of carries sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller had for Ohio State, after totaling 44 in his first two games.

17 – The number of carries senior running back Jordan Hall had against Cal in his season debut.

17 - The number of third and fourth downs Cal faced against Ohio State, converting six.

18 – The length of Allen's longest reception against Ohio State.

20 – The number of tackles for loss Cal had in its first two games; the defense had only three tackles for loss against Ohio State and did not record a sack.

25 – The number of yards of total offense Ohio State had in the third quarter, as Cal forced three consecutive three-and-outs.

30 – The number of penalty yards Ohio State had in the third quarter.

31.2 - The average length of Ohio State's five touchdowns.

40 – The number of rushing yards sophomore running back Brendan Bigelow had in the first 13 games of his college career.

160 – The number of rushing yards Bigelow had against Ohio State on four carries.

399 – The number of games Ohio State has now won at Ohio Stadium.

512 – The number of yards of total offense Cal had against Ohio State, outgaining the home team by 100 yards exactly.

1921 - The last time Cal defeated Ohio State was in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 1921.

105,232 – The number of fans that attended Saturday's game, the 73rd consecutive crowd in excess of 100,000 at Ohio Stadium.

Dan Greenspan is the publisher of Cal Sports Digest and writes about the Pac-12 for Fox Sports Next. Follow him on Twitter @DanGreenspan.

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