If you watched the game, you don't bat an eye when someone says this was one of the best games in college football history. It was epic. It was classic. It took away your speech and left you with chills.
A historic 114,084, an NCAA record, were on hand to see Michigan take a victory away from Notre Dame in what was the first prime-time game in Michigan Stadium history. It was only fitting that the home team, with so many fans in the stands, would treat their record crowd to the game they had just watched. It was more than a victory—it was a heavyweight match with both fighters going back and forth until time just ran out. The ebb and flow of the game was remarkable, with each catch, each tackle, each score highlighted by a roar from the crowd that rose and fell as though it was being controlled on a switchboard. Perhaps it was.
The Fighting Irish scored what many thought was the winning touchdown with 30 seconds left. Leave the game at that and it's a masterpiece of a football game. But Denard Robinson thought the script needed a few more pages, so he got to writing, leading his Wolverines on a three-play, 80-yard touchdown drive that ended with Robinson throwing to Roy Roundtree. It was Roundtree's only catch of the night, but it was the most important.
As the coaches embraced at midfield after the loss, Michigan players jumped into the stands, embraced by the 114,084 that provided the best soundtrack to a collegiate football game that's ever been heard.