Michigan has confirmed they will play a night game against Penn State this season. Just days ago Michigan athletics director Dave Brandon hinted at the possibility of scheduling the October 11, 2014 home game against Penn State for a primetime kickoff, but now it has officially been announced. It will be the first Big Ten night game in Michigan Stadium history. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN2.
“The night game atmosphere created by our fans has been electric and we expect that same type of energy for our first-ever conference night game against Penn State,” head coach Brady Hoke said in a statement. “Our players really enjoy playing in primetime at Michigan Stadium.”
This will be the third night game in Michigan Stadium history. Each of the previous two night games were against Notre Dame (2011 and 2013). The Wolverines will face Notre Dame in primetime in South Bend, Indiana on September 6 (on NBC).
Michigan and Penn State will be division rivals starting this season in the re-structured Big Ten. Ohio State and Michigan State are also in the division alongside the Wolverines and Nittany Lions.