The Big House was bested by the White Out last Saturday!
It is a Saturday tradition at Michigan Stadium for the PA Announcer (now Carl Grapentine) to announce the day's attendance figure to the crowd with the introduction along the lines of, "And once again the largest crowd watching college football anywhere in America today." However, on September 8th versus Oregon, Michigan only drew 109,733 to The Big House while Penn State hosted 110,078 at Beaver Stadium for the White Out against Notre Dame. Thus, Carl Grapentine was incorrect this past Saturday. The largest college football crowd was not in A2 last Saturday but rather was down in Happy Valley. Michigan's loss to Appalachian State the week prior hurt attendance for the game against the Ducks and if the Wolverines continue to struggle look for a crowd of UNDER 107,501 against Eastern Michigan. Hopefully it will not come to that. Go Blue!