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Kickoff time set for Michigan football’s road debut at Wisconsin

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The Wolverines and Badgers will kick off Big Noon Saturday.

NCAA Football: Michigan at Wisconsin Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan Wolverines are 3-0 and prepping for the start of the Big Ten Conference play on Saturday against Rutgers, but the time of an upcoming critical matchup has now been set.

According to an announcement on Monday, Michigan’s trip to Madison to take on the Wisconsin Badgers will kick off at noon ET and be broadcast via FOX’s “Big Noon Saturday” broadcast.

This will be a measuring stick game for both teams and programs that mirror each other philosophically. Michigan is 51-17-1 against the Badgers in the all-time series but has not won at Camp Randall Stadium since 2001. The Badgers have also won six of the last 10 meetings between the two, including a 49-11 win in Ann Arbor last season.

Wisconsin will be coming off of a game against Notre Dame at Soldier Field in Chicago this weekend looking to fend off a 1-2 start to the season. Regardless of what happens, we know the type of challenge that a trip to Madison will present for the Wolverines.

Michigan opened as a 19-point favorite in this weekend’s game against Rutgers in the Big Ten opener. Assuming the Wolverines take care of business, the Wisconsin game poses what many will label their first true test of the season. We will see if they can reverse the course and continue their hot start to the year.