Our trip to Columbus began much later than usual because the Buckeyes played Penn State under the lights. We dressed warmly in our darkest clothes for Dark Night in the Shoe. Chilly fall weather descended upon Columbus as the sun went down, but it did not snow or rain.
Before the game we spent a few minutes wandering in the area across from the stadium. The Heisman display featured Eddie George participating in a live interview. We also stopped by the DSW spot. They had a contest that involved throwing shoes through a target several feet away. I scored four times and won all the prizes they offered. (A blanket, a backpack and a water bottle) Everyone who tried the contest received a can holder and a $10 coupon. It pays to work out.
With a big smile on my face, we headed over to the game. It was eerie to see all the Ohio State fans dressed in black. Night games build excitement and this one was no different.
The Buckeyes won the game 38-10. We arrived home at 1:35am a bit weary but happy about the outcome.