with video: Michigan football team will play night game at Northwestern on Oct. 8
On Thursday, it found out it would play a night game on the road, too.
The Big Ten announced Thursday night that the Wolverines' Oct. 8 game at Northwestern will kick off at 7 p.m. and be broadcast by the Big Ten Network.
The Wolverines haven't played Northwestern the past two seasons.
On Wednesday at the Big Ten spring meetings, first-year Michigan coach Brady Hoke said he isn't necessarily a fan of night games, but he has experience dealing with them.
At Ball State and San Diego State, he'd coach often in night contests.
“I think our last year at Ball State we played eight night games because of the connection with ESPN," Hoke said during the Big Ten spring meetings in Chicago earlier this week. "And at San Diego State we played a lot of night games.”
The Michigan-Northwestern game was one of seven prime time games announced by the Big Ten Network on Thursday. It's one of three consecutive night games for the Wildcats.
The schedule includes:
Sept. 2: Youngstown State at Michigan State, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 10: Virginia at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Sept. 17: Arizona State at Illinois, 7 p.m.
Sept. 24: North Dakota State at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Oct. 8: Michigan at Northwestern, 7 p.m.
Oct. 15: Northwestern at Iowa, 7 p.m.
Oct. 22: Penn State at Northwestern, 7 p.m.