Ohio State's impressive attendance record snapped after Week 2 matchup vs. Rutgers
Saturday’s game for Ohio State was its second of the 2018 season, and second without head coach Urban Meyer as he serves a three game suspension. It was also the first conference game for the Buckeyes in 2018, as they hosted Rutgers on a rainy day in Columbus.
Despite the game being the B1G opener, an impressive streak by the Ohio State fanbase was broken on Saturday, according to the Columbia Dispatch.
Buckeye fans had filled out the Horseshoe with at least 100,000 people for 115 straight games until Saturday, where the crowd the officially marked as 93, 057 fans.
Per Columbus Dispatch, tOSU with first crowd under 100,000 in 115 games.
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) September 9, 2018
Despite it being the first B1G games for the Buckeyes this season, Rutgers came in as a 35.5 point underdog, and the looming weather rained on the fans that made it to the game and likely kept away the other 7,000 fans that would have kept the streak going.
Nonetheless, 100,000 fans for 115 straight games is an impressive record in Ohio Stadium, which seats 104, 944 fans at capacity.
The Buckeyes went on to start conference play at 1-0 with a 52-3 demolition of Rutgers. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins was 20 for 23 with 233 yards and 4 touchdowns.
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