Minnesota announces sell-out crowd for Ohio State game
It’ll be a full house at Huntington Bank Stadium Thursday night.
Just four days after announcing a “significant number of tickets” were returned by Ohio State, Minnesota announced its opening night matchup with the No. 4-ranked Buckeyes has sold out.
Note: #Gophers announce a sellout for the season opener against Ohio State on Thursday night at Huntington Bank Stadium. While this was expected, it extends a streak of three straight full houses dating back to 2019 vs. Penn State and Wisconsin.
— Andy Greder (@andygreder) September 2, 2021
This is the third straight home shutout for the Golden Gophers, although the last one came back in 2019 since fans weren’t allowed at games in 2020 due to the pandemic. The last time Minnesota played in front of a full house was against Wisconsin in 2019, a 38-17 Badgers victory.
Ohio State is heavily favored to win Thursday’s game, though. ESPN’s FPI gives the Buckeyes an 86% chance of victory and DraftKings lists them as a 14-point favorite. But former Minnesota coach Glen Mason — the last Golden Gophers coach to beat the Buckeyes — is predicting a season-opening upset. We’ll just have to see.
Kickoff between Minnesota and Ohio State is set for 7 p.m. on FOX.