Michigan football schedules: Full schedules released for 2018 and 2019 seasons

Michigan Wolverines add final 3 matchups for 2018 and 2019 seasons


ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The University of Michigan has polished off its schedules for the 2018 and 2019 football seasons, the school announced Thursday.

The Wolverines added a matchup with Western Michigan University in 2018 and games against Middle Tennessee State University and Army during the 2019 season.

Here are the full schedules for the 2018 and 2019 seasons:

2018 Michigan football schedule

2019 Michigan football schedule

Jim Harbaugh has led Michigan to two consecutive 10-3 seasons since arriving in Ann Arbor. With a pair of top-10 recruiting classes joining the roster, the Wolverines figure to be among the best teams in the Big Ten during the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

The 2018 season presents a major challenge for Michigan, as all three of its rivalry games -- against Notre Dame, Michigan State and Ohio State -- will come on the road. The Wolverines will also host Big Ten powers Wisconsin and Penn State in the middle of the season.

When the Wolverines host the Fighting Irish in 2019, it will come right in the middle of the Big Ten season. Notre Dame will visit Michigan Stadium Oct. 26, 2019 after playing five conference games.

In 2018, the Wolverines have a bye week on Oct. 27. In 2019, Michigan has two bye weeks: One on Sept. 14 before the Big Ten season begins and the other on Nov. 9 before a matchup with Michigan State.

Here's more information from MGoBlue.com:

"The Broncos will be the Wolverines' opponent during week two of the 2018 season. U-M's home opener against WMU will come on Sept. 8, a week after the season opener at Notre Dame (Sept. 1). This will be the seventh time that the two in-state schools face each other on the gridiron, with the Wolverines claiming victory in all six previous match-ups against the Broncos. The following week (Sept. 15), Michigan will host Southern Methodist before opening the Big Ten Conference season.

"In 2019, U-M will open with a pair of home games before the first of two bye weeks on Sept. 14. Michigan will host Middle Tennessee State in its season opener on Aug. 31 and will follow that game with a match-up against Army on Sept. 7. The final non-conference game will be played against Notre Dame during the middle of the Big Ten season on Oct. 26.

"This will be the first-ever game between the Wolverines and the Blue Raiders. Army holds a 5-4 edge over Michigan in a series that dates back to 1945. The Wolverines and Cadets met on the gridiron nine times between 1945 and 1962, with the Maize and Blue winning the last four meetings."