COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Maryland’s fans weren’t making any noise. So Ohio State’s fans did it for them.
The Maryland student section started to empty at halftime with the Buckeyes holding a 45-3 lead. By the time the teams resumed play in the third quarter, it looked like a ghost town.
Greetings from the Maryland student section pic.twitter.com/k4ZD6ATpzV
— Ryan Ginn (@rmginn) November 12, 2016
After Ohio State scored again to make it 48-3, Buckeyes fans took matters into their own hands. Maryland Stadium doesn’t have four sides, but two of the sides each took two letters of the famous O-H-I-O chant.
Maryland fans — those that were left — failed to respond to the Ohio State cheers. On the drive after the O-H-I-O chant, Terrapins fans were dead silent. The crowd noise from the student section measured between a 70-75 on the decibel meter, about 30 decibels below the Buckeyes’ road games at Penn State and Wisconsin.