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Regarding places to stay: Check craigslist and apartment/house rentals. There are many people who rent out their houses/basements/vacation homes for the weekend exclusively for visiting football fans. Haven't seen this trend anywhere else but it's pretty popular here.
Places to eat? This ain't Ann Arbor, that's for sure. Pretty middle of the road stuff here. There is a Damon's "close" to the stadium (about as far as the Big House is to Colonial lanes on S. Industrial) the other downtown stuff is a little further. I would go somewhere on N/S Atherton to eat. One of my favorite spots that has some decent food is the Ale House at Toftree's golf course (not on Atherton). No rowdy herds of undergrads here. Up the road there is also a bus that provides shuttle service to the games. If you can find a space you can park on the side of the road for free and hop on the shuttle. Here's a link for the Ale house and Shuttle service respectively:
Fans? Yeah, they can be a little "rough" but not as bad as OSU fans in Colombus. There was an incident last year of PSU fans throwing full cans of beer at OSU fans but this seemed to be an interfraternity issue. Always good to have a smartphone handy to capture things should they get out of hand. In general, you'll get verbal taunts (Ann Arbor is a w**** type stuff, that's about it though).
Other alcohol rules: No drinking during the game (including in the stadium of course) but also out in the tailgate areas. They're pretty strict on this stuff. An RV may be more difficult to regulate, however.
They're nervous here and I love it.
Enjoy your time here and of course, GO BLUE!!!