They don't call it the Big House for nothing.

Michigan set the new NCAA single-game attendance record Saturday night with 114,804.

In the first night football game at Michigan Stadium, the Wolverines beat Notre Dame 35-31 on a touchdown with two seconds left.

The record had been 113,090, set Sept. 4, 2010, against UConn. Michigan also held the previous mark of 112,118. That came on Nov. 22, 2003, which also happens to be the last time the Wolverines beat Ohio State.

In 1920's, Notre Dame drew an estimated 120,000 to Soldier Field in Chicago, but those figures are unsanctioned.

Here are the events that set the attendance standards in other leagues and sports. We are only counting U.S. venues, so we are aware that Estadio Ezteca in Mexico City has drawn larger crowds such as the 132,247 in 1993 for the title bout between Julio Cesar Chavez and Greg Haugen.

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    63,350 at the Superdome in New Orleans for Ali-Spinks II on Sept. 15, 1978. That is considered the modern record. A 1926 bout between Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney drew 120,757 to an outdoor venue in Philadelphia.

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