The Wolverines (1-0) and the Fighting Irish (0-1) will play in the first night game at Michigan Stadium.
“I think this has always been a game for both teams when you really get a gauge where you are as a team because it’s going to take the national spotlight and it’s an environment when you have expectations of how your guys are going to play,” Hoke said.
The Wolverines will wear throwback jerseys and Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson expects the atmosphere to be “crazy” Saturday night.
“We can’t get caught up and distracted into all those things,” Hoke said. “That field is still going to be 120 yards (including end zones) long and 53 yards wide and that’s not going to change.
“That’s where our focus has to be when we prepare.”
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