With all the hoopla that led up to this afternoon’s marquee matchup, a sellout crowd was expected to be in attendance.
However, not all sellout crowds are created equal.
This year, the Michigan-Ohio State game has set a new attendance record at The Shoe in Columbus with more than 110,000 rowdy fans in attendance.
Both teams are relevant on the national level for the first time in recent memory, and so rivalry week has been at a fever pitch in anticipation of the game. The official capacity of the Horseshoe is 104,944, which means that there are about 5,000+ fans sitting on someones lap.
The previous record for attendance was 108,975 which was set last year when these two teams met. That game ended with Ohio State running over Michigan in a convincing 42-13; this years contest has been far closer.
With just a few minutes remaining in the game, the Ohio State fans are clinging on every play as the difference is only one score. Ohio State has missed two field goals in this game, which has been the difference to this point.
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