Despite the almost unbearable temperatures at the Ohio Stadium this afternoon, Buckeye fans packed the horseshoe. The key at today's game was to stay cool and well hydrated.
Programs weren't the only necessity water was also high on the list as temperatures hovered right around 90 degrees.
"We thought if everyone drank a bottle before they went in that would be good idea," said mother Amy Derodes.
She said she knew she had to keep her family hydrated and also dress for the occasion.
"We actually did plan to wear our jersey's this morning but I said no, not to this game because it's too hot for this one," she said.
Meantime, the Columbus Division of Fire also came prepared with a larger than normal presence to keep a watchful eye out for overheated fans.
"OSU stepped up, the safety director and fire chief said let's add extra people so now we have two more three paramedic medic units," said Assistant Chief Karry Ellis.
Once the game got going, water vendors were busy tending to the fans as they endured the rising temperatures and emergency hydration stations offered free water for all.
Buckeye fans tell 10TV that they're just hoping as the Buckeye season heats up, temperatures at the shoe will begin to cool down.