Michigan Football: 3 Reasons Wolverines will beat the Hoosiers

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2. Night Game Atmosphere

Michigan football is 7-2 all-time in night games at home and one of those losses was last year in a COVID-19 shortened season with less than 500 “fans” in the stands.

This year, well let’s just say The Big House will be packed.

We’ve mentioned it ad nauseam but this Hoosier team already has lost their season. Even if they win out, going 6-6 doesn’t guarantee any bowl birth whatsoever.

Playing under the lights in Michigan Stadium with the building rocking, Seven Nation Army blasting on the kickoff, and the crowd going nuts on the first few drives is the kind of shot to the gut the Hoosiers can’t recover from.

The night game atmosphere in Michigan Stadium is nearly unmatched and is comparable only to Penn State and Ohio State in conference. Teams that Indiana has already lost to on the road and both at night.

Indiana’s trend of losing road night games against the elite in this conference won’t change this week either.