The largest crowd to ever watch a football game (113,090) gathered in Ann Arbor on Saturday. Down the road in South Bend, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez were part of an 81,000-plus throng. Michigan found itself a quarterback with knot-adverse Denard Robinson. Notre Dame discovered a defense capable of actually stopping people – “you mean the slow defense?” coach Brian Kelly said with a laugh.
Simultaneously two of college football’s giants awoke from a multi-season slumber, each offering at least the hope that this time they won’t just roll back over to catch some more sleep. Michigan whipped UConn 30-10. Notre Dame took care of Purdue 23-12.