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Michigan vs. UCF Game Preview: How to Watch, Streaming Information and Predictions

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Everything you need to know about Michigan’s week two match-up with the Scott Frost-led UCF Knights.

Jim Harbaugh and the fifth-ranked Michigan Wolverines (1-0) continue their 2016 football season on Saturday afternoon when the University of Central Florida Knights (1-0) come to Ann Arbor for a visit.

Michigan dominated its season opener against Hawaii by a score of 63-3 and they come into this game as a huge favorite once again. The Wolverines played fast and were led on offense by an efficient Wilton Speight and breakout performance from true freshman running back Chris Evans.

The first game of the Scott Frost era at UCF started off well in a 38-0 win over South Carolina State. The Knights went 0-12 in 2015, so to start the year off win a win was obvious a step in the right direction for the rebuilding program.

Justin Holman will get the start at quarterback for the Knights. His skill-set is a good fit in Frost’s offense and is a player that can run the zone-read, so it will be another solid test for Don Brown’s Michigan defense as they break in a new linebacking corps.

Like Hawaii, UCF is not a team that Michigan should really struggle with. A 60-point win does not seem likely, but if they do what they should on both sides of the football, the Wolverines should have no problem covering the 35.5 point spread.

Prediction: Michigan 41, UCF 3

Game Info

Teams: UCF Knights (1-0) vs. No. 5 Michigan Wolverines (1-0)

Date: September 10th, 2016

Location: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. (107,601)

Kickoff: 12 p.m. ET

Television: ABC/WatchESPN App

Radio: Michigan/IMG Sports Network (for a list of affiliates, click here)

Spread: Michigan -35.5, O/U 53.5

Fun Facts

  • ABC will broadcast the game nationally with Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Todd McShay on the call.
  • This is the first meeting between Michigan and UCF.
  • The Wolverines are 22-5-1 against the American Athletic Conference. The five losses and one time came at the hands of the Navy Midshipmen.
  • UCF is the fourth different school from the state of Florida that Michigan has played in its history (Florida, Florida State, Miami).
  • UCF head coach Scott Frost was the starting quarterback for the Nebraska team that shared the 1997 National Title with Michigan. For more on that, check out Mark Lennox’s column from earlier this week.
  • Michigan is ranked inside the top five in the AP poll for the first time since 2007.

Week Two College Football TV and Streaming Schedule

Friday, Sept. 9, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
Maryland at FIU 7:30 pm CBSSN / CBSSports.com
(13) Louisville at Syracuse 8:00 pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
Penn State at Pittsburgh Noon ESPN / WatchESPN
UCF at (5) Michigan Noon ABC / WatchESPN
Central Michigan at (22) Oklahoma State Noon FS1 / FS Go
Lamar at (6) Houston Noon ASN / WatchESPN
Nicholls State at (9) Georgia Noon SECN / WatchESPN
Prairie View A&M at (20) Texas A&M Noon SECN Alt. / WatchESPN
Wyoming at Nebraska Noon ESPN2 / WatchESPN
NC State at East Carolina Noon ESPNU / WatchESPN
Cincinnati at Purdue Noon BTN / BTN2Go
Boston College at UMass Noon ASN/SNY / WatchESPN
Rice at Army Noon CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Howard at Rutgers Noon BTN / BTN2Go
Indiana State at Minnesota Noon ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Troy at (2) Clemson 12:30 pm ACCN / WatchESPN
Charleston Southern at (3) Florida State 12:30 pm FSN Affiliates / ACC-RSN / WatchESPN
Stony Brook at Temple 1:00 pm WatchESPN
Utah State at USC 2:00 pm Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Youngstown State at West Virginia 2:00 pm ROOT SPORTS
Georgia State at Air Force 2:00 pm MWN
Ohio at Kansas 2:30 pm FSN / FS Go
Mercer at Georgia Tech 3:00 pm ACCNExtra / WatchESPN
Western Kentucky at (1) Alabama 3:30 pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Tulsa at (4) Ohio State 3:30 pm ABC / WatchESPN
Akron at (10) Wisconsin 3:30 pm BTN / BTN2Go
Nevada at (18) Notre Dame 3:30 pm NBC / NBCSports.com
SMU at (23) Baylor 3:30 pm FS1 / FS Go
Kentucky at Florida 3:30 pm CBS / CBSSports.com
Wake Forest at Duke 3:30 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
UConn at Navy 3:30 pm CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Illinois State at Northwestern 3:30 pm BTN / BTN2Go
North Dakota at Bowling Green 3:30 pm ASN/ALT / WatchESPN
Eastern Illinois at Miami (OH) 3:30 pm WatchESPN
Old Dominion at Appalachian State 3:30 pm ASN / WatchESPN
Wofford at (19) Ole Miss 4:00 pm SECN / WatchESPN
Ball State at Indiana 4:00 pm ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt 4:00 pm SECN Alt. / WatchESPN
UTSA at Colorado State 4:00 pm MWN
Portland State at San Jose State 4:30 pm Not Televised
Idaho at (8) Washington 5:00 pm Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Idaho State at Colorado 5:30 pm Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Elon at Charlotte 6:00 pm C-USA.tv
Florida Atlantic at (25) Miami (FL) 6:00 pm ACCNExtra / WatchESPN
Morgan State at Marshall 6:00 pm beIN SPORTS / Stream
North Carolina A&T at Kent State 6:00 pm WatchESPN
Arkansas at (15) TCU 7:00 pm ESPN / WatchESPN
UTEP at (11) Texas 7:00 pm LHN / WatchESPN
ULM at (14) Oklahoma 7:00 pm PPV
South Carolina at Mississippi State 7:00 pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Northern Illinois at USF 7:00 pm CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Bethune Cookman at North Texas 7:00 pm C-USA.tv
Maine at Toledo 7:00 pm WatchESPN
Georgia Southern at South Alabama 7:00 pm ASN / WatchESPN
McNeese State at UL Lafayette 7:00 pm WatchESPN
NC Central at Western Michigan 7:00 pm WatchESPN
Savannah State at Southern Miss 7:00 pm TBA
SC State at Louisiana Tech 7:00 pm C-USA.tv
Iowa State at (16) Iowa 7:30 pm BTN / BTN2Go
Jacksonville State at (21) LSU 7:30 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
Arkansas State at Auburn 7:30 pm SECN / WatchESPN
BYU at Utah 7:30 pm FOX / FS Go
Eastern Michigan at Missouri 7:30 pm SECN Alt. / WatchESPN
North Carolina at Illinois 7:30 pm BTN / BTN2Go
New Mexico at New Mexico State 8:00 pm AggieVision / WatchESPN
Southern at Tulane 8:00 pm WatchESPN
(17) Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech (at Bristol Motor Speedway) 8:00 pm ABC / WatchESPN
UNLV at UCLA 8:00 pm Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Sacramento State at Fresno State 10:00 pm TBA
Texas Tech at Arizona State 10:00 pm FS1 / FS Go
Washington State at Boise State 10:15 pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Virginia at (24) Oregon 10:30 pm ESPN / WatchESPN
California at San Diego State 10:30 pm CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Grambling State at Arizona 10:45 pm Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
UT Martin at Hawaii 12:00 a.m. OceanicPPV

Hitting the Links: MnB’s UCF Week Preview Coverage

9-8: The Michigan Man Podcast 323: UCF Visitors Edition

9-8: Column: The Big Red Hypocrite

9-8: Behind Enemy Lines: Q&A with Underdog Dynasty

9-7: Getting to Know Michigan’s Week Two Opponent: Central Florida

9-7: Betting the Big Ten: Week Two

9-6: Michigan Football Ranked Fifth in AP Poll

9-6: The Michigan Man Podcast 322: Angelique Chengelis Joins

9-6: What We Learned in College Football’s First Week

9-6: The Great Redshirt Fire of 2016

9-5: Bryan Mone and Taco Charlton Unlikely to Play Against UCF

9-5: Jim Harbaugh Updates Status of Jourdan Lewis, Kareem Walker

9-4: Michigan Opens as a Large Favorite vs. UCF