It’s been a few years since No. 8 Michigan (6-0) and Northwestern has faced one another, but that day is soon approaching and the kickoff time has been announced.
Michigan will be taking on the Wildcats at Michigan Stadium at noon eastern time on FOX.
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The two squads have matched up twice during Jim Harbaugh’s time at Michigan, with the Wolverines winning 38-0 in 2015 and 20-17 in Evanston in 2018. The 2018 game was a nail-biter and took a major comeback from Michigan. Northwestern jumped out to a 17-0 lead, but Michigan hung in there and tied the biggest comeback in program history.
Northwestern is having a bit of a down year at 2-3, with their most recent game being a 56-7 Nebraska demolition of the Wildcats. Michigan has a bye this week while Northwestern will take on Rutgers before UM and NW face off the week after.
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald have shared mutual respect for one another, something that won’t be any different heading into this one.
“When we’ve ever been in meetings, behind closed doors, I think like all of us, we do a lot of listening and then when we think we have something to add that can be productive, just like everybody else he’s done the same, I think he’s had a really good compass as far as where his thought process is from my personal opinion,” Fitzgerald said back in 2016. “I may not agree, but I can see how he came up with that thought and it gives me a chance to pause and re-calibrate my thought process.”