To Wolverine fans, it is probably being considered an "instant classic". Listening to the game on satellite radio (the UM broadcast) it was a game that nobody seemed to want to win, and maybe nobody should have. But in the great scheme of things, if somebody had to lose.....
Listening to the game, there were comments by the Michigan announcers about the supposed protest by students not going to the game. That didn't happen and they were praising the students for their attendance and for being there pretty much at the beginning of the game. Color commentator and UM grad Dan Dierdorf
said he was proud of the students for supporting their school and their team. Indeed!
Attendance 'round the Big Ten
There were only four games in conference this week. Most teams did well, especially "that team up north", as Woody Hayes would say.
As far as average attendance, Rutgers still sits in eighth place behind the bigger stadiums. And doing much better than many of our established brethren.
Schadenfreude, or our new weekly look at Syracuse football attendance
Facing the Number 1 team in the country, the Orange could not sell out....again. They did have their largest attendance at the circus tent, 43,295, or almost 88% capacity. But it was Florida State! Maybe people were busy putting on snow tires. Or buying snow blowers. Or stockpiling firewood. It is October, after all.