IU-Michigan the Second-Most Watched Game on ESPN2 in Big Ten History
Oct. 1, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Saturday, Sept. 26, football game between Indiana and Michigan was the second-most watched Big Ten football game ever on ESPN2, the conference announced today. Nearly 2.1 million households tuned in to see the contest, which saw the Wolverines edge the Hoosiers 36-33.
The contest was watched by more people than any Big Ten game on ESPN2 since 2006, which saw the Ohio State-Illinois game watched by just over 2.1 million households. With a rating of 2.10, the game was also the fourth-highest rating for a Big Ten game on ESPN2.
Returning home after a heartbreaking 36-33 loss at Michigan, the Indiana football team (3-1, 0-1 Big Ten) welcomes No. 9 Ohio State (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) to Bloomington for its Big Ten home opener. The Hoosiers and Buckeyes meet at Memorial Stadium (52,692) for the first time since 2005 on Saturday, Oct. 3. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. EDT and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
Tate Forcier's 26-yard pass to Martavious Odoms with 2:29 left lifted the 23rd-ranked Wolverines to victory on Sept. 26. Redshirt freshman Darius Willis had a career-high 152 rushing yards and scored twice as the Hoosiers posted their most points and total yards (467) in the all-time series against Michigan. Sophomore wideout Tandon Doss added his third career 100-yard game with 104 yards in addition to 41 rushing yards and a 25-yard TD.
Craig Coshun will handle play-by-play duties and he will be joined by analyst Glen Mason and sideline reporter Rebecca Haarlow. The game can also be heard on the statewide IU Radio Network with Don Fischer (play-by-play), Pete Compise (analyst) and Joe Smith (pre-game, halftime and post-game) on the call.
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