MADISON, Wis. — Just how loud does it get on the road when Ohio State is on offense?
Land of 10 brought a decibel meter to Camp Randall Stadium to see what the Buckeyes are up against in terms of crowd noise. You can see how it went in the videos below, with more analysis and explanation after the videos.
Ohio State’s second offensive possession (punt)
Ohio State’s third offensive position (field goal)
On Ohio State’s second possession, the first we measured, it got right to 100 decibels but mostly hung around in the 90-95 area — pretty loud but not overly loud. (Here is a handy chart for reference of how loud every day objects are).
Wisconsin scored a touchdown after Ohio State punted on the drive we measured, and the cheer for that one got up to 105 decibels. Badgers fans matched that again when the Buckeyes came back out on offense. The Camp Randall crowd got up to about 105 decibels on the first play of Ohio State’s third drive, which ended in a field goal.
It was enough noise to force Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett up to the line of scrimmage to communicate with the offensive linemen but not loud enough to cause any delays of game or timeouts from Ohio State.