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Kickoff Time and TV Channel Set for Michigan-Western Michigan Season Opener

Devon Platana
The kickoff time and TV channel have been set for the college football season opener between Michigan and Western Michigan.
The kickoff time and TV channel have been set for the college football season opener between Michigan and Western Michigan. / Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images
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The increase in warm weather can only mean one thing: summer is around the corner and that's a sign that the new college football season will soon begin. Several huge matchups have been announced to kick off the new season, including a contest between the Michigan Wolverines and the Western Michigan Broncos.

The game between the two schools will take place at 12:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, September 4 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It will also be broadcasted nationwide on ESPN.

Michigan-Western Michigan Game Info

The 2020 college football season was forgettable for the Wolverines. They finished near the bottom of the Big Ten Conference with a 2-4 record — their first time finishing with a sub-.500 record since 2014. Meanwhile, Western Michigan finished their campaign by going 4-2. The school missed out on playing in its first bowl game since 2017, but it was still a decent record that can be built upon in 2021.

The season opener will serve as the eighth game in a series between Michigan and Western Michigan. The Wolverines have won each of the seven games so far, with the most recent win being a 49-3 thumping back in September 2018. A lot has changed since then, so it'll be interesting to see how the two schools fair in the opener.

The Wolverines have the best odds out of any team in their state to win the upcoming college football national championship, according to FanDuel Sportsbooks. Their odds currently sit at +10000 (T-18th) while the Broncos rank near the bottom of the odds list at +200000.


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