Ann Arbor, MI. The Big Ten Conference, in conjunction with ESPN, announced today the University of Michigan’s football team will play two night games next season, the first at Rutgers and the second at Iowa.
Rutgers will host Michigan on October 8th at either 7 or 8pm, and Iowa will host Michigan on November 12th at 8pm. Michigan’s game vs Iowa will be their annual Blackout game, and given the mid-November date it is likely to be very cold in Iowa City at game time. Both games will air on the ESPN’s family of networks.
In 2014, Michigan faced Rutgers in a night game, a game which the Scarlet Knights knocked off the Wolverine’s 26-24 in Brady Hoke’s final season. In 2009, Michigan lost 30-28 at Kinnick Stadium to the Hawkeyes.
These two games will be Michigan’s only night games, as the conference confirmed Michigan’s other road games (at Michigan State, at Ohio State) will both be day games. Warde Manuel previously announced that Michigan will not have a home night game this season.