Michigan To Face Rival Michigan State In Primetime

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – For the first time in the 110-game history between in-state and Big Ten rivals, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University will square off in a primetime football game on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Michigan Stadium. The match-up will be televised nationally by ABC and will kick-off at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

This will be the 53rd time that Michigan has played a night game, but will be just the fourth time the team has hosted an opponent at the Big House. The Wolverines have compiled a 30-22 overall record in games started after 5 p.m. local time.

Michigan has a 3-0 mark in night games at Michigan Stadium, with victories against Notre Dame (35-31 in 2011 and 41-30 in 2013) and Penn State (18-13 in 2014). The majority of the primetime affairs have come away from Ann Arbor, with the Wolverines tallying a 23-13 record in the opposition’s venue and a 4-9 mark on a neutral site.

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