Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fans in the Stands II

There was good news and bad news about the attendance at The Big House. First, the good news. Today was Michigan's seventh home game of the 2007 season and Michigan announced it has already set a new regular season home attendance record [770,124] with one home game (Ohio State on November 17th) still remaining. Now for the bad news. Despite the claim made every game that "You are part of the largest crowd watching college football anywhere in America today", Penn State outdrew Michigan for the third football saturday this season. Penn State had 110,134 in attendance for its White Out against #1 Ohio State while 109,432 were at The Big House to watch Michigan retain the Little Brown Jug by beating Minnesota 34-10. (The other two football saturdays that Penn State outdrew Michigan this season were 9/8/07 when Michigan played Oregon and 10/6/07 when Michigan played Eastern Michigan). Go Blue!

*Note: Photo of cold Michigan fans huddling for warmth during the Minn. game on 10/27/07 by DAVID GURALNICK/The Detroit News

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