"We talked to a number of schools during the process of finding an opponent for our upcoming football schedule, and the University of Utah fit the bill," said Martin. "We are pleased that Utah was able to adjust its schedule in order to play us Sept. 21. This is a one-year, one-time contract and it will provide our football team with another quality opponent."
This will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools, with Michigan holding a 2-1 edge against schools that currently comprise the Mountain West Conference (1-0 vs. Air Force and Colorado State, 0-1 vs. Brigham Young). The Wolverines will play seven home games for the first time since 1997, with their only non-conference away contest coming Sept. 14 at Notre Dame (2:30 p.m. EDT/1:30 p.m. EST, NBC Sports).
2002 Michigan Football Schedule
|Aug. 31||Washington||U-M leads 6-5|
|Sept. 7||Western Michigan||U-M leads 3-0|
|Sept. 14||at Notre Dame||1:30 p.m. EST/CDT||U-M leads 17-11-1|
|Sept. 21||Utah||First Meeting|
|Sept. 28||at Illinois*||U-M leads 62-21-2|
|Oct. 12||Penn State*||U-M leads 6-3|
|Oct. 19||at Purdue*||U-M leads 37-12|
|Oct. 26||Iowa* (HC)||U-M leads 37-8-4|
|Nov. 2||Michigan State*||U-M leads 61-28-5|
|Nov. 9||at Minnesota*||U-M leads 64-23-3|
|Nov. 16||Wisconsin*||U-M leads 46-10-1|
|Nov. 23||at Ohio State*||U-M leads 56-36-5|
* denotes Big Ten Conference games; (HC) denotes Homecoming
Home games (bold) at Michigan Stadium (107,501)
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