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2021 Week 8 Game Thread: Michigan Wolverines vs. Northwestern Wildcats

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Michigan faces off against Northwestern at the Big House for the first time since Jim Harbaugh’s first year as head coach of the Wolverines.

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The Michigan Wolverines return from their bye week and welcome the visiting Northwestern Wildcats to the Big House this afternoon.

This is Pat Fitzgerald and the Wildcats’ first trip to the Big House since Jim Harbaugh’s first year as head coach of the Wolverines back in 2015. A lot has happened since then, but a Big Ten Championship for Michigan isn’t one of them. But sitting at 6-0, the Wolverines are well on their way to competing for that this season, but they can’t get there without getting through Northwestern first.

Game Info

Teams: Northwestern (3-3) at No. 7 Michigan (6-0)

Date: Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021

Location: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Kickoff: Noon EST

Television: FOX

Radio: Michigan/IMG Sports Network (to listen online, click here)

Spread: Michigan -23.5; O/U: 51

Today’s question: How will Michigan look coming off a bye week with a big road game at Michigan State on the horizon? The team has talked all week about their hyper focus and how they aren’t looking forward to anything else other than this weekend’s game at home against Northwestern. Will they put words to action on the gridiron this afternoon?

Enjoy the game, and be sure to comment along with us down below!