Michigan Stadium sets single-game NCAA attendance record

Michigan sets NCAA attendance record against Notre Dame
That's a lot of people. (USATSI)

Is Michigan and Notre Dame a national rivalry? That depends on whom you ask, but what we know for sure is that it's a popular rivalry.

Largest crowds at Michigan
Att. Date Result
115,109 9-7-13 Michigan 41, Notre Dame 30
114,804 9-10-11 Michigan 35, Notre Dame 31
114,132 11-26-11 Michigan 40, Ohio State 34
113,833 10-20-12 Michigan 12, Michigan St. 10
113,718 11-19-11 Michigan 45, Nebraska 17

Michigan announced that the attendance for tonight's game between Wolverines and Fighting Irish was 115,109. Which would make it the largest crowd in college football history.

The previous record? That would be 114,804 which was set in September 2011. Which, not coincidentally, is the last time Michigan hosted Notre Dame at Michigan Stadium.

Which means that Michigan has now hosted two games against Notre Dame with larger crowds than a Ohio State game. The largest crowd for that rivalry occurred in on November 26, 2011 when 114,132 people watched Michigan knock off the hated Buckeyes 40-34.

If you're looking to place a bet on when this record will be broken again the Buckeyes come to Ann Arbor on November 30.

CBS Sports Writer

Tom Fornelli has been a college football writer at CBS Sports since 2010. During his time at CBS, Tom has proven time and again that he hates your favorite team and thinks your rival is a paragon of football... Full Bio

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