Big Ten Championship Game sets new attendance record
This year’s Big Ten Championship Game between Iowa and Michigan has set a new attendance record.
Saturday’s game at Lucas Oil Stadium broke the record for the highest attendance a Big Ten Championship game with 67,842 fans in attendance.
— Big Ten Conference (@bigten) December 3, 2023
The previous attendance record was also set during a game between Michigan and Iowa, in the 2021 Big Ten Championship, which had 66,985 fans. Michigan won that game 42-3.
For the Michigan fans in attendance, it’s been a good night. The Wolverines lead big late in the third quarter, and Iowa needs a huge fourth quarter to overcome a 20-point deficit.
Iowa kept the game close through the first half, trailing just 10-0 heading into halftime. Michigan posted 10 unanswered points in the third quarter, however, and now are in the driver’s seat heading down the stretch.
The Wolverines are looking to claim their third-straight Big Ten Championship and clinch a spot in the College Football Playoff in the process. If Michigan can hold its lead, it will likely be heading back to the CFP.