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The Ultimate Buckeye Tailgate

Rutgers Scarlet Knights


Location: Columbus, Ohio
Stadium: Ohio Stadium
Date/Time: October 1, 3:30pm; Big Ten Network
Guest Chef: Brenda Lyons
Meatball Mania (Homecoming - 100 Year Celebration)

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School Details:

Team Site
Travel and Lodging
Parking and Seating Info

Fan Websites:

On the Banks
Friends of Frank

Big Ten School Review

The co-founders of CletusFest have attended football games at every Big Ten Stadium. Although each school visit includes great memories, we thought it would be helpful for Buckeye fans to know what they were getting themselves into when considering a Big Ten road trip. Our Rating is based on a Five Point Scale (5 being best):

Overall Rating: ****

SHI Stadium

Rutger's stadium has a MAC feel to it.  The stands are rarely filled, and piped in crowd noise is the only competitive advantage.  However, the school is unique in that it is the birthplace of college football.  Also, the school does a good job of promoting their players who play in the NFL.  


The fans are wonderful to spend time with, as they are very cordial and friendly to opposing fan bases.  


There is limited parking around the stadium, but usually the locals will guide you to the lot behind the stadium.

Nightlife/City Atmosphere

There are a couple local places around campus.  But the true experience in a Rutgers road trip is to visit New York City.  Book a room in New York, spend the day on Friday, and then go have fun in "Jersey" on Saturday.

OSU Football Schedule

Date Opponent Details
09/03/22 Notre Dame W 21-10
09/10/22 Arkansas State W 45-12
09/17/22 Toledo W 77-21
09/24/22 Wisconsin W 52-21
10/01/22 Rutgers W 49-10
10/08/22 @ Michigan State W 49-20
10/22/22 Iowa W 54-10
10/29/22 @ Penn State W 44-31
11/05/22 @ Northwestern W 21-7
11/12/22 Indiana W 56-14
11/19/22 @ Maryland W 43-30
11/26/22 scUM L 45-23
12/31/22 CFP Playoff - Georgia 8:00pm

How Firm Thy Friendship


OSU Football Stadium
Tailgate table with alcohol
Tailgate photo of people
Tailgating cars
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