It’s November and the Ohio State football team is undefeated, so this is a big game weekend in Columbus!
The Maryland Terrapins are coming to town, and they’re… (checks notes)… extremely bad this season! So perhaps downgrade the game to big-ish.
Still, this is starting to look like a season that could go down in OSU football history, so it should be a pretty enjoyable afternoon in the Horseshoe.
The Buckeyes haven’t played in more than a week. They clobbered Wisconsin, 38-7 the last time they took the field.
Maryland lost to Michigan last weekend by an identical 38-7 score.
That’s a marked change from a year ago when the Terps gave Ohio State a serious scare in College Park, losing 52-51 in overtime.
Here’s everything you need to know to enjoy Ohio State vs. Maryland.
The game kicks off Saturday, November 9 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.
The forecast for Saturday looks an awful lot like a typical Ohio State vs. Michigan game day.
The high is projected at 43 with partly cloudy skies 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 42.5-point favorite against the Terps. The Over/Under for the game is 63.
That is the biggest point spread OSU has had all season. Yes, bigger than the game against Miami that ended 76-5. That spread was just 39.
If you want to combine the point spread and Over/Under numbers, that means Vegas is expecting something in the neighborhood of a 53-10 win for Ohio State.
As almost always these days, tickets are plentiful for this weekend.
The “get in” price is sitting around $75 as of Tuesday. You can score a seat on the 50 in A deck for around $150 per ticket.
As always, those prices are likely to drop as game day gets closer.
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.