So three buddies of mine went to the game yesterday and here's what I saw:
Complaints about ND:
1. Ushers hassled us a lot, they made my cousin take off his "Charlie Weis tried to eat me" shirt and threatened to kick him out; my buddy got threatened to get taken away from the game for a long time if he didn't stop playing his cowbell.
2. The stadium itself is right between our old one and my high school stadium. Crappy benches, no video on the scoreboard, no stats on the scoreboard, the announcer screwed up Roundtree and JT Floyd at least twice.
3. Indiana sucks almost as much as ohio.
As far as the game went, the whole crowd was completely tense the whole game, you could feel the previous years struggles just preventing anyone from getting excited. Both sides were like this. I think that even when we scored with 20 seconds left I was thinking man I wish it were 9 seconds. The defense played much better than we thought they would despite the gaffs that led to the touchdowns. The refs seemed to call a lot on Michigan (the hold on Molk looked like bs to me as it was 20 yards from the play and irrelevant) and miss a lot of calls on ND. There wasn't one horrible call (except for maybe the fumble on the touchdown that went unnoticed, we thought so in the stands but without the video boards you can't tell much) but lots of cheap holding/late hits on us that were not returned.
After we won the ND people took a really long time to leave although they didn't really get into their post game, just went through the motions. No one at ND knows the words to the fight song, maybe 20% know the chorus but the rest nobody sang. They self-proclaimed it to be the best fight song about 5 times.
They like Kelly there and he does a lot of things similarly to Rich Rod. He now has the players walk through the student section for warm ups and they have an entrance to the field.
Brock was at the game too, he was a few sections over from us but we saw him walk in with his 1% shirt on. I think he sat with a ND fan. Overall the game was classic and I was thrilled to be able to go. Definitely recommend making the trip if you get a chance.