The Big House – Game Day

IMG-0225The Big House is the biggest stadium in the USA.  It’s in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  It’s the University of Michigan Wolverine’s stadium.  Michigan Wolverines are a college football team.

A tailgate is when you have a party outside of the stadium before the game.  I went to a tailgate party.

Here are some of the best players on Michigan:  Chase Winovich, Devin Bush, Rashan Gary, Brandon Watson, Josh Metellus, Shea Patterson, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Tarik Black, Khaleke Hudson, Karon Higdon, Chris Evans and Tru Wilson.

Michigan #19 vs. SMU Not Ranked in Top 25

Before the game they have a tradition to jump up and touch a banner and that also gives you a signal that the game was about to start.  When Michigan gets a touchdown they sing a chant.  Here are some words I’ll teach you that you might not know in the song:  (1) Victors Valiant – it means that you won in a fair way and did not cheat; (2) Conquering Hero – you are are hero, you won and conquered the other team and everybody is proud of you.

The game was starting and five minutes into the game Shea Patterson threw a bomb and Donavan Peoples-Jones got a touchdown.  There was a chant:  Whose Jones?  The PEOPLES-JONES!

The score was 14-7 Michigan but SMU was at the 20 yard line.  On second down Devin Bush got a big sack.  It was third down and Josh Mettles got an interception and runs it back for a touchdown.  It was 21-7 at half time.

In the third quarter, Tru got a big run and everybody yells TRUUUUUUUUUUU!  It was the end of the third quarter and Brandon Watson got a penalty.  SMU was at the 10 yard line and they fumble.

Then they did another tradition.  The college kids decide a motion – slow, regular, fast – and they go around waving their arms.  It’s called the wave.

Then the game was over and the score was 45-20 Michigan.

Author’s Note

I wanted to write this because it was my first football game in Ann Arbor.  It was also one of my favorite trips.  I went September 15, 2018.

Fun Fact

Did you know Michigan has the best defense in America?


  1. Who got the tackle before the half?
  2. Who got a penalty in the story?

Leave answers in the comments.

3 thoughts on “The Big House – Game Day

  1. Connor

    keep up the great adventures, we love hearing about them


  2. Well written Connor. So much fun sharing this love of Michigan with your Mom and Dad.


  3. I’m so glad that your first trip to the Big House was with your Mom and Dad, that made it extra special. I love the Big House and think it’s the best place to watch a game. I’m sure you’ll visit there often as you get older. GO BLUE!!!!!!


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