COLUMBUS, Ohio – Very few college football teams in America have the stadium size or fan base to draw 99,000 fans to a game.
Only one can draw that many to a spring scrimmage.
An announced throng of 99,391 nearly filled 104,944-seat Ohio Stadium on Saturday for the defending national champion Ohio State Buckeyes’ spring scrimmage. The crowd is a national spring game record, eclipsing the previous record of 95,722 – set by Ohio State in 2009.
"I was shocked. That's ridiculous," safety Tyvis Powell said. "I don't think it's going to ever be like this anywhere else in the world."
Alabama has had crowds of more than 90,000 since Nick Saban arrived in 2007. Prior to Saturday, Nebraska had the largest spring crowd of 2015 at 76,881.
With tickets going for $5 and the bandwagon full coming off the school’s first national title since 2002, advance sales reached 61,000 Friday morning. School officials anticipated up to 90,000 fans. But with the weather nearly perfect, the walk-up crowd surpassedRead More »from Buckeyes set spring game record as staggering number of fans pack Ohio Stadium