Kickoff Set for Homecoming Game Against Purdue

May 25, 2011

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Athletics Department announced Wednesday (May 25) the football team's Oct. 29 homecoming game against Purdue University is slated for a noon EDT kickoff and will be broadcast live by ABC, ESPN/ESPN2 or the Big Ten Network.

It marks Michigan's 111th homecoming game in Ann Arbor, and it will be the seventh time U-M has hosted Purdue on homecoming. The Wolverines hold an 83-27 record in their previous 110 homecoming contests, including a 5-1 mark against the Boilermakers. Michigan owns a 42-14 record all-time against Purdue and a 23-5 advantage in Michigan Stadium (27-5 home record in Ann Arbor).

It marks the third confirmed kickoff time on U-M's football schedule. The Wolverines will host Notre Dame at 8 p.m. EDT on Sept. 10 in a contest nationally televised by ESPN in the first night game at Michigan Stadium. The Big Ten Network will broadcast the Michigan-Northwestern game in Evanston, Ill., at 6 p.m. CDT on Oct. 8.

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