This Big Ten Football Team Led The Nation In Attendance. The Numbers Are Huge

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The Michigan Wolverines led the entire country in football attendance for the season.

The Big Ten East team averaged more than 110,000 people at each home game.

According to Saturday Tradition, 775,159 total fans watched the Wolverines and Jim Harbaugh’s squad play in Ann Arbor on their way to a 10-2 record. They didn’t beat Ohio State, but at least they packed their stadium nonstop.


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I need somebody to explain something to me really quick. How is it that the SEC supposedly has the greatest fans in all of football, and yet, an SEC team isn’t at the top here? How is a Big Ten team that hasn’t ever been to the conference title game the most attended team in the nation? Kind of puts your brain in a pretzel. (RELATED: The CollegeFootball Playoff Teams Have Been Announced. Some Fans Will Be Enraged)

I can’t wait to see the spin zone from those below the Mason-Dixon line. It’s going to be great! Yes, I know Michigan has a huge stadium. You know why they have such a big stadium? Because their fans are rabid when it comes to the Wolverines.

Hell, the whole Big Ten has massive stadiums. The three largest venues in the sport are all in the conference. Just keep taking losses, SEC. It never gets old.

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