COLUMBUS — Ohio State football players drew a crowd of sign-waving fans as they left campus to travel to the national championship game in Texas.
OSU’s athletic department had invited fans to turn out to line a campus street for a proper send-off for the team as it departed Friday for Arlington, Texas, to play in the final against Oregon.
Dozens dressed in scarlet and gray braved frigid temperatures to ring cowbells and cheer on the motorcade of buses as it passed by on the way to the airport. The team was to arrive in Texas later Friday.
The Buckeyes are an underdog to the Ducks in Monday night’s game.