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Kickoff time set for Michigan Football’s rivalry game with Michigan State

The Wolverines and Spartans will meet in a nationally televised game.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 16 Michigan State at Michigan Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The kickoff time has been set for the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans rivalry showdown scheduled for Halloween. The game will take place at 12 p.m. ET from Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Oct. 31 and be broadcast nationally via FOX’s “Big Noon Saturday.”

This will be the second-consecutive year that the Battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy takes place in Ann Arbor. The Big Ten fixed a scheduling quirk that had Michigan playing its rivalry games vs. MSU and Ohio State both either at home or on the road in a given season. Now, those two dates will be balanced each season.

Head coach Jim Harbaugh is 3-2 against the Spartans and has won two in a row in the series. It will be the first time that he and MSU first-year head coach Mel Tucker do battle in the rivalry.

The Wolverines lead the all-time series with MSU by a margin of 71-36-5. Now, you will be able to take in the game and still have time to do Halloween happening with your kids. Or if you’re like me, you’ll eat candy by yourself in the dark watching football. Whatever works for you!