A halftime Thriller, courtesy of Ohio State

They call The Ohio State University Marching Band "The Best Damned Band in the Land." And now we know why.

Sure, they've won honors and performed in seven presidential inaugural parades. Sure, the dotting of the i in the "script Ohio" formation is an iconic moment every time.

But this Michael Jackson tribute from halftime of the Buckeyes' Oct. 19 game against Iowa, including a marching moonwalking formation in the shape of Jackson's iconic "Billie Jean" video character, speaks for itself. The band staged the tribute to honor the 25th anniversary of the release of Jackson's album "Bad."