Another Ohio State home football schedule is nearing its conclusion.
This weekend is Senior Day, and your last chance to watch the Buckeyes play in the Horseshoe until the 2020 Spring Game.
But this weekend’s game is interesting for much more than sentimental reasons. The Big Ten East Division championship is on the line.
If Ohio State beats Penn State, the Buckeyes will clinch the division title and a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game.
A Penn State win would mean the Lions only need to beat lowly Rutgers in the season finale to earn a trip to Indianapolis for themselves.
This series, while not a rivalry, has featured a number of entertaining games recently. The last three meetings between the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions have been settled by a total of five points.
Here’s everything you need to know to enjoy Ohio State vs. Penn State.
The game kicks off Saturday, November 23 at 12:00 pm Eastern.
TV & Streaming
You can watch the game on FOX, or stream it via Fox Sports Live. Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, and Jenny Taft are on the call.
The game will be carried live on the Ohio State Football Radio Network. Find your local Ohio State Football radio station here.
It’s late November in Ohio, and this weekend has a forecast to match that.
The high is projected at 40 with a 50 percent chance of rain showers and a light breeze.
Since it’s a noon kickoff, the game time temperature will likely be somewhere in the mid-to-high 30s.
You can find an updated weekend forecast for the OSU campus area here.
The Buckeyes are a 18-point favorite against the Nittany Lions. That’s down a little from the 19-point spread on Sunday. The Over/Under for the game is 56.5.
If you want to combine the point spread and Over/Under numbers, that means Vegas is expecting something in the neighborhood of a 37-19 win for Ohio State.
As almost always these days, tickets are plentiful for this weekend if you’re willing to pay.
The “get in” price is sitting around $175 as of Tuesday. You can score a seat on the 50 in A deck for around $400 per ticket.
As always, those prices are likely to drop as game day gets closer. That is especially true of a week when the forecast looks dicey. Most people will likely wait until closer to Saturday to buy. That leads to antsy sellers who don’t want to get stuck with extras, and who will likely lower their prices.
A word of warning if you go the old-fashioned route and scalp a seat outside the Horseshoe: OSU has reported a big increase in fakes, especially with “print at home” tickets.
Gates at Ohio Stadium open at 10:o0 am, two hours prior to kickoff.
Ohio Stadium Bag Policy
You may not bring bags or purses of any size into Ohio Stadium. According to OSU’s website, “Wallets and wristlets no larger than 5”x8”x1” are permitted. All items and persons entering Ohio Stadium are subject to security screening and inspection.” You can find the complete bag policy here.
The athletic department has installed more than 2,000 access points and 4,000 antennas throughout Ohio Stadium this offseason to accommodate the crush of data traffic that accompanies 100,000 people all trying to post selfies or shaky highlight videos on social media simultaneously.
Just log into the OSUFanWiFi network when you get to the stadium. There is no password needed to join.
You can find more information about the new WiFi here.
The band’s traditional pregame warmup concert starts at 10:00 am in St. John Arena. Doors at St. John open two hours prior to the start of Skull Session, at 8:00 am.
Lots surrounding the stadium and St. John Arena are restricted to permit holders only. Parking in other campus lots, such as on West Campus, is available for $20 per car. Current A, B, and C parking pass holders can park in those lots for free.
You can find a complete map of Ohio State gameday parking here.
You can find a map of ADA-accessible gameday parking here.
Have Other Questions?
You can find the official Ohio Stadium A-Z Guide here. If it’s not answered somewhere in there, it’s probably not an important question.