Megan, Jennifer, Justin and Jack Michigan-IU Weekend

After weeks of drought conditions and unseasonably hot weather, it cooled off. Saturday started with a drizzle and by noon there was real rain.  It wasn’t a downpour but it was not weather for a tailgate party.  Marcia and Jennifer had spent Friday night prepping vegetarian chili, carrot cupcakes, cutting veggies and getting us ready to head the tailgate.  While they were doing that Justin and Jack were playing table tennis.  We played to a 2-2 tie and then had to leave because the HPER closed at 9:00.  We were unable to get our rubber match in due to the building closing.  Justin was as shocked as Jack was that I was even in the game.  It was a pleasant shock for me.  But back to the tailgate…

At noon on game day when it was raining, Justin and Jack were out and picked up some ponchos.  Since we were prepared for rain, it stopped.

While at the tailgate, Justin and Jack played challenged James Thomas and John Misz.  We were as close as you can get, 21 to 20.  There were long lines to get into the football stadium. It was hard to believe that it was an IU football game with such a crowd.  Another surprise was seeing the “sold out” sign on the ticket window.  Since we were hung up in the line to get into the game it started without us.  We were walking around the open south side of stadium when we saw IU draw first blood.  To have IU score first against #19 Michigan was almost as unbelievable as the sold out stadium. We arrived at our seats and then Michigan scored.  It went back and forth trading touchdowns.  A defensive display it was not.  Both times marched up and down the field.  It was 21 to 21 at half.  Jack said the lady behind us, “imagine the people watching TV and see Michigan 21 – Indiana  21.”  It was a nail biter.  IU tied the score at 35 with only one minute left. Unfortunately it took less than a minute for Michigan to score and go ahead 42 to 35.  With 20 seconds left, IU was unable to get another score.  At least Justin was happy with the outcome.  It sure deflated a lot of IU fans.  So close, but a loss nevertheless.