This day had everything. Moderate fall temperatures, blue sky and sunshine for starters. No traffic jams on the way to the Stadium - what's up with that? All of our seatmates came today - so we had Tony and Sharron, George and Alice, Kim and Holden, and Young George, not to mention Justin and Emily! We were crowded but happy. It was great to have everybody there.
The band did our all-time favorite Blues Band number during the pre-game show - that's always a treat. There was a fly-over after the national anthem - always thrilling.
It was a day to honor Veterans, so during the pre-game show the gauntlet for the players was lined with gold star families and two huge flags were displayed on the field.
All during the game members and veterans of the different military branches were asked to stand and be recognized - that was a nice touch.
And then there was the game. Holy Cow. It took 14 seconds for the first touchdown to be scored, and little did we know then that we would see 132 points scored this afternoon. It was 31-31 at the half, and I jokingly asked Justin, "Do you really think they'll score 60 points today?" Ha! At the end of regulation time the score was 52-52. After 3 overtimes this scoring circus finally ended at 67-65. Does that sound like a football game score? Cheesh. Anyway the maize and blue pulled it out at the end amazingly enough. We were exhausted!
We all agreed that the half time show was the best of the season!
Then home to Sniders' for pizza and a nice warm fire. What a day.
Shaw, Hemingway Cap Come-From-Behind, Triple OT Win over Illini
Roy Roundtree set the single-game receiving record (246 yards) as Michael Shaw's one-yard run and Junior Hemingway's two-point catch sent U-M to a 67-65 win over Illinois in three overtimes.