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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Powerful runs through the defense, deep passes down the field and playmakers excelling with the ball in space.

That is just the type of offense coach Urban Meyer has wanted since arriving at Ohio State last season. The fact that the Buckeyes did it without injured quarterback Braxton Miller and suspended running back Carlos Hyde was even more impressive.

Fifth-year senior Kenny Guiton threw four touchdown passes in his first career start and Jordan Hall established career highs with 168 yards rushing and three touchdowns in the fourth-ranked Buckeyes 52-34 victory over California on Saturday.

Ohio State (3-0) gained 608 yards of offense in its most prolific performance in three years in a remarkably balanced performance.

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