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Daily Brews: How Michigan fans were a big factor versus Washington

The Michigan faithful showed up and made a difference.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 11 Washington at Michigan Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Saturday was the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, and Michigan Football had the biggest event in America. The game was a maize out, with most of the fans wearing maize. The pregame ceremony featured a huge American flag that stretched across the entire football field, even the pregame flyover had a little extra sizzle. Something was in the air.

When the game finally kicked off, the fans were energized and loud, creating a delay of game penalty for Washington on the first play of the game.

“The crowd was going and it’s everything that we worked on and that’s what’s unfortunate,” Washington head coach Jimmy Lake said. “It’s everything that we worked on in practice on Tuesday and Wednesday, blaring noise and blaring music at our guys. So it’s unfortunate that something we worked on we weren’t able to execute.”

Aidan Hutchinson took to Twitter to thank the fans for “coming out and being loud”. Hutchinson wants another maize out this season.

Most of the crowd stayed from start to finish, especially the student section, who stuck around late into the night. This is the loudest Michigan Stadium has been for quite some time. Jimmy Lake said that it was a “hostile environment”, and he isn’t wrong. The fans made a difference and provided Michigan a decisive home field advantage.

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