Michigan to Host Notre Dame, Travel to Penn State in Primetime

April 29, 2013

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan football team in conjunction with the Big Ten Conference and its television partners announced today (Monday, April 29) that the Wolverines will appear in two nationally televised primetime games during the 2013 season. The Wolverines will host Notre Dame at the Big House on Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. and travel to Penn State on Oct. 12 for a 5 p.m. kickoff.

The Michigan-Notre Dame game will be broadcast live on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2, while Michigan-Penn State will be telecast on either ESPN or ESPN2.

It will mark the 41st meeting between the Wolverines and Fighting Irish and the first between the two schools at the Big House since U-M's 35-31 comeback victory in front of an NCAA-record crowd of 114,804 in the first-ever night game at Michigan Stadium on Sept. 10, 2011. Michigan leads the overall series, 23-16-1, while the past four contests have been decided by a total of 19 points, including three Michigan victories on game-winning scores inside the final 30 seconds.

U-M will return to Beaver Stadium for the first time since 2010, a 41-31 loss. The two teams have faced 16 times previously, with Michigan holding a 10-6 edge.

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