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Michigan to Face Notre Dame at Night for Fourth Consecutive Season
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Feb. 20, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan football team will face Notre Dame in a night game for the fourth consecutive season. Notre Dame and NBC Sports announced Thursday (Feb. 20) the Wolverines and Fighting Irish will play at 7:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind.

The primetime game will be televised nationally on NBC, and is the last scheduled meeting between the two rivals.

The Wolverines and the Fighting Irish have met on the gridiron 41 times, the most for Michigan against any non-conference opponent. U-M leads the overall series, 24-16-1, while the past five contests have been decided by a total of 30 points, including three Michigan victories on game-winning scores inside the final 30 seconds. Last season, fifth-year wide receiver Jeremy Gallon (Apopka, Fla./Apopka HS) hauled in eight receptions for 184 yards and a career-best three touchdowns to help the Wolverines earn a 41-30 win over Notre Dame in the second Under the Lights game at Michigan Stadium.

The announcement marks the first kickoff time set on Michigan's 2014 schedule. The Wolverines will open the 2014 slate against Appalachian State on Aug. 30 at Michigan Stadium before traveling to South Bend. U-M will then wrap up non-conference play by hosting Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 13 and Utah on Sept. 20 before starting the Big Ten schedule vs. Minnesota on Sept. 27 at the Big House.

The Wolverines will hold the first of 15 spring practices on Tuesday (Feb. 25). Michigan will host its annual Spring Scrimmage on Saturday, April 5, at Michigan Stadium.

Contact: Justin Dickens, Zach Eisendrath (734) 763-4423


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