October 1, 2009 5:13 PM
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
It's probably not much consolation to Indiana fans, but a lot of people gained respect for the Hoosiers after watching them nearly knock off No. 22 Michigan last Saturday in Ann Arbor.
From Indiana's media relations department:
The 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 earned the fourth-highest rating for a Big Ten game on ESPN2.