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Michigan football announces four non-conference opponents for 2021-23

The 2021 schedule is complete, while one more slot remains for ‘22 and ‘23.

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Michigan football announced Friday four non-conference opponents for the 2021-23 schedules.

MAC-tion comes to the Big House in 2021 with Western Michigan (Sep. 4) and Northern Illinois (Sep. 18), as well as Bowling Green on Sep. 16, 2023. The Wolverines also filled the 2022 slate with a Sep. 3 tilt with Colorado State.

The 2021 schedule is now complete, as the Broncos and Huskies sandwich a visit from this year’s Pac-12 champion Washington. One slot remains for 2022 and 2023, as Michigan is slated for a home-and-home with UCLA.

The Wolverines obliterated WMU 49-3 this past fall, and have taken all seven matchups in the series. NIU will visit Ann Arbor for the first time since a 33-17 defeat in 2005.

The Rams will make their first-ever trip to Michigan Stadium. The Wolverines topped them in the 1994 Holiday Bowl 24-14 — still the only other meeting between the programs.

The non-conference schedules as of now:


Sep. 4 — Western Michigan

Sep. 11 — Washington

Sep. 18 — Northern Illinois


Sep. 3 — Colorado State

Sep. 10 — UCLA

Sep. 17 — OPEN

Nov. 5 — OPEN


Sep. 2 — at UCLA

Sep. 9 — OPEN

Sep. 16 — Bowling Green

Sep. 30 — OPEN