Michigan football announces home matchup with Wisconsin will be a night game

Kickoff between Michigan, Wisconsin will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Michigan football will host the ranked Wisconsin Badgers in two weeks at the Big House, and the teams announced Monday that the game will be at night.

Michigan and Wisconsin will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 for the first night game of 2018 in Ann Arbor.

The Wolverines played two home night games in 2017: Michigan State and Minnesota.

In five night games at Michigan Stadium, Michigan owns a 4-1 record, with two wins over Notre Dame and wins over Penn State and Minnesota. The only loss came against Michigan State last season.

After losing the season opener to Notre Dame, Michigan has won four straight games and is ranked No. 15 in the AP Poll.

Wisconsin, coming off a Big Ten West Division title, suffered an upset loss to BYU at home in Week 3. The Badgers bounced back with a big win at Iowa and are ranked No. 16 in the nation.

Michigan will play Maryland at home this weekend before the big game against Wisconsin, while the Badgers will host winless Nebraska.

Wisconsin beat Michigan in Madison last season, 24-10. Michigan won the 2016 meeting in Ann Arbor, knocking off then-No. 8 Wisconsin, 14-7.

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