8 USC are set to face off in a matchup of conference champions at the Cotton Bowl on Friday night.capturing the Pac-12 championship with a victory over Stanford on Dec. Quarterback Sam Darnold has thrown for 3,787 yards and tallied 31 total touchdowns this season. Dobbins: Ohio State's throwback running back of the future" data-reactid="26"J. Dobbins: Ohio State's throwback running back of the future USC has won the last seven meetings against Ohio State, the last of which came in 2009, when the Trojans pulled out an 18-15 victory. He follows with a 1-yard touchdown run two plays later to give Ohio State a 7-0 lead." data-reactid="30" p.m.: Touchdown, Ohio State. He follows with a 1-yard touchdown run two plays later to give Ohio State a 7-0 lead. p.m.: Turnover, USC.The Cotton Bowl could be his last game in a USC uniform as the redshirt sophomore faces a decision on whether to declare for the NFL Draft. But Burnett loses the football at the end of the play and Ohio State safety Damon Webb recovers.The Buckeyes will take over at their 15. p.m.: We’re underway at AT& T Stadium. USC will start the game’s opening drive at its 14." data-reactid="32" p.m.: We’re underway at AT&T Stadium. USC will start the game’s opening drive at its 14. p.m.: Denzel Ward announces on his Twitter that he will not play tonight." data-reactid="33" p.m.: Reports indicate that cornerback Denzel Ward may not play for Ohio State tonight.
Bortenschlager has now had two full weeks of practice to help prepare him, but this is a challenge unlike anything he has faced.
Ohio State’s offense is scary, and Maryland already gave up 38 points to UCF.
He went 15-for-26 for 132 yards, 1 touchdown and two interceptions against the Knights, but it’s unfair to count that against him completely.
He didn’t prepare as the starter, and before that game, he hadn’t even prepared as the second-stringer.
2015’s matchup was somehow the most interesting one these two teams have played, despite the fact that Maryland was on the verge of firing Randy Edsall and would end up goign 3-9 that season.