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Confirmed: Michigan vs. Michigan State will be a night game

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The Michigan vs. Michigan State kickoff time has finally been announced

NCAA Football: Air Force at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

It has been confirmed, Michigan will host Michigan State on Oct. 7 at 7:30pmET on ABC according to the University.

As the deadline for announcing the October 7th slate of televised games approached, many thought this would be a night game - and that speculation turned out to be correct. This will be the first time the two teams play a night game at The Big House. Due to the new TV deal for B1G teams, games through the first weekend in November can be flexed to a primetime broadcast at the option of the TV networks.

If there is a second night game at home for Michigan this year, it will likely be Minnesota; as Rutgers has already been announced to be a Noon start and Warde Manuel has previously indicated his unwillingness to allow Ohio State to be a night game. The home game slate next year includes Penn State and Wisconsin, which are great primetime game options.

What do you think?

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Are you excited about this night game?

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  • 37%
    Yes, was hoping this was a night game.
    (171 votes)
  • 20%
    No, prefer noon or 3:30pm
    (93 votes)
  • 41%
    Don’t care, just beat Sparty
    (189 votes)
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