Saturday marks not only one of the biggest rivalry games of the season,but one of the biggest college football games ever as No. 2 Ohio State hosts No. 3 Michigan.
The game is expected to be so huge, scientists are trying to measure just how much Ohio Stadium will be rocking with the use of seismographs.
Ohio State and Miami University are working alongside the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to create the “FanQuakes Magnitude Scale.” They plan on setting up sensors around the stadium to measure the seismic activity created by fans.
Kind of like a seismograph used to measure the intensity of earthquakes, this machine will measure the perceived magnitude of “fanquakes” as compared to real earthquakes.
So far this season, the biggest “fanquake” came when Curtis Samuel caught a touchdown pass at the beginning of the second half against Nebraska. The shaking lasted more than two minutes and reached a magnitude of 5.2
Scientists and researchers can only imagine how much stronger these fanquakes will be during this intense, top team, rivalry match.