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Kickoff time set for Michigan and Ohio State game this fall

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The Wolverines and Buckeyes will renew their rivalry at its regularly scheduled time.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 30 Ohio State at Michigan Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes will renew their storied rivalry on Nov. 27 at 12 p.m. ET as part of FOX’s Big Noon Saturday, which was officially announced on Friday. This falls in line with recent traditions of having The Game kick off the day across the college football world.

Michigan and Ohio State did not play during the 2020 season after the contest was canceled due to COVID-19 spreading through the Wolverines’ locker room. That game was set to take place in Columbus before it was wiped off the slate late last season.

Of course, Michigan has had a rough go of it, to put it nicely, over the last two decades against the Buckeyes. The Wolverines have won only once (2011) since the 2003 campaign. However, they still hold a 58-51-6 advantage in the all-time series.

A date with OSU does not fire up the fanbase like it used to, especially given the struggles since Jim Harbaugh arrived in Ann Arbor. A pair of historic defeats followed by last year’s cancelation has not exactly lifted spirits around these parts.

However, a return to normalcy appears to be on the horizon with vaccines rolling out and mandates being lifted across the country. Part of that seems likely to include full stadiums and the return of the pageantry that makes college football special. We’ll take it.