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Michigan Football to Play Two Road Night Games in 2016

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The Wolverines will play in primetime at Rutgers and Iowa this upcoming season.

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Football will play a pair of primetime road games in conference this upcoming season, the Big Ten Conference announced on Monday morning.

The Wolverines' road opener at Rutgers on Oct. 8 will kick off at either 7 or 8 p.m. ET. It will be the second time Michigan plays in New Brunswick, New Jersey with the first coming in a Scarlet Knight victory in 2014.

Michigan will also play at the Big Ten West Division champion Iowa Hawkeyes on Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. ET. Iowa won the last primetime matchup at Kinnick Stadium was in 2009, where the Hawkeyes won 30-28.

The television network that picks up these games will be either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.

Here is the list of seven primetime games that ESPN and its networks plan to show in the Big Ten conference this season:

Oct. 8 – Michigan at Rutgers, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 7 or 8 p.m. EDT

Oct. 15 – Ohio State at Wisconsin, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 8 p.m. EDT

Oct. 22 – Ohio State at Penn State, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 8 p.m. EDT

Oct. 29 – Nebraska at Wisconsin, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 7 or 8 or 9 p.m. EDT

Oct. 29 – Northwestern at Ohio State, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 5:30 p.m. EDT

Nov. 5 – Nebraska at Ohio State, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 8 p.m. EST

Nov. 12 – Michigan at Iowa, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 8 p.m. EST