Michigan football game vs. Michigan State announced as 7:30 p.m. kickoff in Ann Arbor

Teams will meet Oct. 29 after bye week

Blake Corum #2 of the Michigan Wolverines plays against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 30, 2021 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Gregory Shamus, 2021 Getty Images)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – This year’s edition of the Michigan vs. Michigan State football rivalry will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in Ann Arbor.

Both teams are off this week following victories on Saturday. Michigan pounded No. 10 Penn State, 41-17, while Michigan State halted a four-game losing streak with a 34-28 win over Wisconsin in double overtime.

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Win their win, the Wolverines improved to 7-0 and moved up to No. 4 in the AP poll. They’ll look to avenge last year’s 37-33 loss in East Lansing -- the only game the eventual Big Ten champions lost during the regular season.

Meanwhile, MSU is looking to get back to .500 after a 3-4 start. Mel Tucker is 2-0 against Jim Harbaugh’s team and could regain a lot of lost favor with a rivalry win.

Michigan has lost three of the last four meetings with Michigan State at the Big House, including a shocking 27-24 loss without fans in attendance in 2020. Last October, the Wolverines blew a 16-point second half lead at Spartan Stadium.

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