Michigan football vs. Hawai'i kickoff delayed by lightning: Updated kickoff time revealed

On3 imageby:Anthony Broome09/10/22


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Michigan Stadium is the largest venue in college football, with a 107,601-person capacity. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan football is set for a Week 2 showdown with the Hawai’i Warriors, but severe weather might affect how things play out on Saturday night in Ann Arbor. A little less than 90 minutes before kickoff, U-M instructed people clear the field and seating bowl due to lightning within 10 miles of the stadium.

The scoreboard message said that gates would be closed for a minimum of 30 minutes. The delay as of 7 p.m. is indefinite.

At 7:06 p.m. ET, the stadium announcer said that the delay had been extended. It is unknown as of this posting if the game will be delayed. U-M says it will share info as it becomes available.

A line of storms with lightning were detected moving Northeast through Ann Arbor are projected to clear out a little after 9 p.m. ET. We will have more information when it becomes available.

UPDATE: At 7:24, Michigan announced that kickoff would be delayed. A light rain was falling over the stadium in mostly sunlight with a rainbow over the field.

UPDATE 2 (7:59 p.m.): Workers at the stadium are preparing for a start after 9 p.m. ET with one staffer saying 9:15 was what he was hearing.

Here is the pertinent game info for the Saturday night showing.

UPDATE 3 (8:08 p.m.): Our Chris Balas is saying that gates will open at 8:30 p.m. Kickoff tentatively scheduled for 9:30 p.m., per a source.

UPDATE 4: Michigan players retook the field at 8:16 for warmups with gates opening at 8:30 for fans outside the stadium. Game is tentatively scheduled for 9 p.m.

Michigan football vs. Hawai’i game info

Teams: No. 4 Michigan Wolverines (1-0) vs. Hawai’i Warriors (0-2)

Date: Sept. 10, 2022

Location: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Time: 9 p.m. ET

Television: Big Ten Network (Lisa Byington, Jake Butt, Megan McKeown on the call), check local listings for channel number

Streaming: B1G+, YouTube TV, Hulu, DirecTV Stream

Radio: 950 AM in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area, see affiliate stations here

Spread: Wolverines -51.5, over/under set at 67.5 points (Vegas Insider)

Fun Facts

– The Wolverines are 3-0 against Hawai’i in the all-time series, winning games at Aloha Stadium in 1986 (27-10) and 1998 (48-17) and in the 2016 season opener (63-3).

– Michigan is 11-1 all-time against teams playing in the Mountain West Conference. Their most recent victory came in the 51-7 Week 1 win over Colorado State.

– Saturday will be the 69th night game of all-time at the Big House with the Wolverines tallying a 40-28 mark in games played after 5 p.m. ET in Ann Arbor.

– Junior wide receiver Roman Wilson is the lone Hawai’i native on the Michigan roster.

The Wolverine’s Hawai’i week coverage

Wolverine TV podcast: What to expect from Michigan against Hawai’i, predictions and more

By the numbers: How lopsided will Michigan make it against Hawai’i?

Tale of the tape: Sizing up Michigan football vs. Hawai’i

Keys to the game: Michigan vs. Hawai’i — Let J.J. sling it

Previewing Michigan vs. Hawai’i with a Rainbow Warriors insider

Staff Predictions: Michigan vs. Hawai’i

Position group to watch: Week 2

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