It is a testament to the popularity of Ohio State football in central Ohio that the Buckeyes’ spring game, which is truly just a glorified practice, drew more than 60,000 fans even though the tickets were being sold for $20 apiece up until the night before the game.
For context, the majority of schools do not charge fans for admittance to the spring game.
However, there were bigger takeaways to be made from the game than the fact that people love Ohio State football. The Gray squad topped the Scarlet one 17-7 in a contest that did not feature Braxton Miller due to injury.
According to Kyle Rowland of Eleven Warriors, head coach Urban Meyer appeared far more interested in individual performances than who won the game:
I’m not trying to evaluate an offense. Who cares? There are guys out there who will never play or they’re not ready to play now. Sports information director Jerry Emig handed me these stats. I’m not sure what to do with these. I don’t care.
What I do care about is who’s physically going to make the plays. It was almost like an individual game today. That’s what I wanted to watch. I wanted to see who’s going to compete, who’s going to make plays and who’s going to fit the team concept because we all know what we saw out there. That’s not a team. That’s not the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Even though Meyer wasn’t particularly impressed with the performance, there…