Michigan to Host Penn State in Prime Time

April 7, 2014 at 12:22p    by DJ Byrnes    
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The last time Penn State and Michigan got together, we were fortunate enough to receive one of the greatest photographs in human history. We also saw Michigan lose in quadruple-overtime to the unranked Nittany Lions.

It was such a devastating loss, Michigan will look to avenge it in primetime. From CollegeFootballTalk:

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.

“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).

Quite the card to pull for the under-handed Penn State, if I do say so myself. Regardless, it will be quite the early-season test for first year Penn State coach, James Franklin.  


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Hovenaut's picture

Sounds like a placekicker-friendly setting.

+2 HS
rock flag and eagle's picture

We also saw Michigan lose in double-overtime to the unranked Nittany Lions.

Penn State won in quadruple-overtime, not double-overtime.

+2 HS
DJ Byrnes's picture

Even more delicious. Fixed. 

Namaste.

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

InvertMyVeer's picture

I remember watching it, one of the ugliest overtime performances in the history of the sport. BTW, love the name you chose there

 

Football is complicated...

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AkronBuckeye13's picture

I bet Hoke got excited when he heard the word "prime" and was subsequently dissapointed when the word "rib" didn't follow.

+5 HS
nikolajz1's picture

They might need donuts to get people to go to the game again. 

-1 HS