WATCH: Carrie Underwood’s ‘Cowboy Casanova’ Gets the Buckeye Treatment from Ohio State’s Marching Band

by Samantha Whidden

On Monday (September 27th), country superstar Carrie Underwood took to her Twitter account to share a video of The Ohio State University’s Marching Band giving her hit single Cowboy Casanova the Buckeye treatment during the Ohio State vs Akron game this past weekend.

“Awesome!” Carrie Underwood tweeted. The “Cowboy Casanova” performance also included the Ohio State drum major getting a twirling feature and backflip.

The Ohio State University Marching Band also responded to Carrie Underwood’s retweet by writing, “Glad you approve, Carrie! Thanks for showing us some love! #GoBucks.”

Underwood’s fans also shared their excitement for Ohio State Marching Band’s performance. One fan tweeted, “Carrie getting the love yet again….Our Alabama band needs to do the same!!”

Another fan went on to add, “Wow. I wish we would’ve done cool things like this when I was in band.”

The Best Damn Band in the Land took to the field of Ohio Stadium to perform some other country favorites, including Tim McGraw’s “I Like It, I Love It,” Garth Brooks‘ “Friends in Low Places,” Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise.” Ohio State’s Marching Band also shared their rendition of “Wagon Wheel.”  

Carrie Underwood Gets Covered Mid-Game, Ohio State PlayerQuits Mid-Game

Also during the Ohio State and Akron game on Saturday, Buckeye senior linebacker, K’Vaughan Pope, presumably quit the team mid-game. The football player was reportedly seen tossing his jersey and gloves to the crowd. 

The Ohio State linebacker then left the stadium and posted on Twitter good luck to his teammates. Buckeye Scoop reporter, Alex Gleitman shared on Twitter, “I’m told K’Vaughan Pope tried to go to the locker room in the middle of the game looking upset. A staff member caught up with him and stopped him before he got there. Headed back to sidelines and then was escorted to locker room with staff member without his helmet #buckeyes.”

Pope also wrote and then deleted a tweet about the University as well. The Ohio State player has since been removed from the football team.  The Buckeyes’ head coach, Ryan Day, issued a statement that Pope will continue to have the use of athlete programs, including the Student-Athlete Support Service Office. “And we will support him with his progress toward graduation. He will remain on scholarship through the duration of this semester.”

Pope further addressed his departure by tweeting, “Last night I let my emotions get the best of me. For that, I want to apologize to my teammates, coaches, and Buckeye Nation. I made a mistake and know that I need to be better and do better. I’m going to take this time to reflect and work on my mental well-being.”

Despite Pope’s departure, Ohio State went on to beat Akron 59-7.