Michigan to Face Rival Michigan State in Primetime

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.


PARKING: All University of Michigan game day parking lots, both permit and public, will open at 12 p.m. for the Michigan State game. The U-M Golf Course, Ann Arbor Golf & Outing and Pioneer High School will also open to the public at noon. Please check MGoBlue.com for updates as weather conditions could affect availability in some of these parking areas.


TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for the Michigan vs. Michigan State football game are sold out. The Athletic Ticket Office has already seen instances of counterfeit tickets for the game. Fans presenting counterfeit tickets will not be admitted and with no inventory available for the game, the ticket office will not be able to assist fans that attempt to enter with invalid tickets.

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