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.”
GAME TIME ALERT— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) October 19, 2020
We'll kick off vs. Michigan State at NOON ET next week (10/31), over on FOX. pic.twitter.com/KpgqJzEMyr
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!