Newsstand: Kickoff time for Michigan vs. Texas officially set

Anthony Broomeby:Anthony Broome04/21/24


The Michigan Wolverines played their spring game in front of a nationally televised FOX audience on Saturday, which came with a major – and somewhat expected – announcement. Its Week 2 showdown with the Texas Longhorns, two College Football Playoff teams last year, will be broadcast at noon ET on September 7 as part of FOX’s Big Noon Saturday coverage.

The game will be a Maize Out for the Michigan Stadium crowd.

Texas is expected to be one of the top teams in the country as it makes another push towards the CFP field, which expands to 12 teams in 2024. Michigan will look to it as a major measuring stick game as it looks to re-establish its dominance in the wake of its 15-0 season and run to a national title during the 2023 campaign.

It should also serve as a resume booster for both squads, especially if they wind up on the playoff bubble, which is not outside of the realm of possibility. Texas plays games against Michigan, Oklahoma and Georgia in 2024, their first in the SEC, while the Wolverines take on the Longhorns, USC, Washington, Oregon and Ohio State, among others.

FanDuel Sportsbook currently has Texas set as a 3.5-point favorite for the Sept. 7 showdown. ESPN ranks the Longhorns as the preseason No. 4 team, while Michigan sits at No. 13 in the first year under head coach Sherrone Moore. We will see how the spring transfer portal window potential impacts both rosters.

With a kickoff time set, though, football is closer than we might expect.

Tweets of the day

Michigan quote of the day

“I think we’ve got some explosive guys. And obviously, I think it’s a top-loaded room. We need to get some guys to help out there. We probably will look at some guys in that position… how many, I’m not sure. We just don’t even have numbers. You look at the roster depth, you need enough guys. Hamstring injuries are going to happen, quad injuries. So we just got to make sure we have enough guys to field the roster.”

– Michigan offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Kirk Campbell on the team’s need at wide receiver after spring camp

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