Michigan Football: C. Florida, Air Force, and SMU added to Football Schedules

Posted at 5:45am — 10/23/2013

Michigan Football: C. Florida, Air Force, and SMU added to Football Schedules

The University of Michigan Athletic Department announced Wednesday (Oct. 23) some additions and changes to the non-conference football schedules for the 2016 through 2018 seasons. The Wolverines have reached agreements with three institutions to play games at Michigan Stadium.

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at MichiganMichigan will host Central Florida at the Big House on Sept. 10, 2016, in what will be the first meeting between the two institutions on the gridiron. The Ball State game, originally slated for Sept. 24, 2016, will be played at a future date yet to be determined. Michigan will play three straight home games to open the 2016 season, bookending the Hawaii (Sept. 3) and Colorado (Sept. 17) games around the match-up with Central Florida. The Wolverines will have an open date before starting the nine-game Big Ten Conference schedule.

In 2017, the Air Force Academy will make its third trip to Ann Arbor for a Sept. 16 game. The Wolverines have won both previous matchups against the Cadets at Michigan Stadium, including a 31-25 contest in 2012. Michigan previously announced a Sept. 9 contest with Cincinnati at the Big House and has one open date left to fill during the 2017 season. The agreement with Air Force also includes a men;s basketball game between the two schools during the 2015-16 or 2017-18 seasons to be played at Crisler Center.

Meanwhile, Michigan will host Arkansas (Sept. 1) in the 2018 season opener and has an open date slated for a home contest on Sept. 8. The Wolverines signed a one-game agreement with Southern Methodist University to play at the Big House on Sept. 15, 2018. U-M won the only previous meeting against the Mustangs, a 27-16 contest at Michigan Stadium in 1963. Michigan will begin the nine-game conference slate against Nebraska on Sept. 22 at the Big House.

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Date Opponent
Sept. 3 HAWAII
Sept. 10 CENTRAL FLORIDA
Sept. 17 COLORADO
Sept. 24 Open
Oct. 1 WISCONSIN*
Oct. 8 at Rutgers*
Oct. 15 PENN STATE*
Oct. 22 ILLINOIS* (HC)
Oct. 29 at Michigan State*
Nov. 5 MARYLAND*
Nov. 12 at Iowa*
Nov. 19 INDIANA*
Nov. 26 at Ohio State*
Dec. 3 Big Ten Championship Game

January 1,2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Michigan Wolverines offensive linesman Taylor Lewan (not pictured) holds his helmet against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the first quarter of the 2013 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

January 1,2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Michigan Wolverines offensive linesman Taylor Lewan (not pictured) holds his helmet against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the first quarter of the 2013 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Date Opponent
Sept. 2 Open
Sept. 9 CINCINNATI
Sept. 16 AIR FORCE
Sept. 23 at Purdue*
Sept. 30 Open
Oct. 7 MICHIGAN STATE*
Oct. 14 at Indiana*
Oct. 21 at Penn State*
Oct. 28 RUTGERS* (HC)
Nov. 4 MINNESOTA*
Nov. 11 at Maryland*
Nov. 18 at Wisconsin*
Nov. 25 OHIO STATE*
Dec. 2 Big Ten Championship Game

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Date Opponent
Sept. 1 ARKANSAS
Sept. 8 Open
Sept. 15 SMU
Sept. 22 NEBRASKA*
Sept. 29 at Northwestern*
Oct. 6 MARYLAND*
Oct. 13 WISCONSIN*
Oct. 20 at Michigan State*
Oct. 27 Open
Nov. 3 PENN STATE*
Nov. 10 at Rutgers*
Nov. 17 INDIANA*
Nov. 24 at Ohio State*
Dec. 1 Big Ten Championship Game

Sep 7, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines fans cheer during the first quarter against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 7, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines fans cheer during the first quarter against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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Date Opponent
Aug. 31 at Arkansas
Sept. 7 Open
Sept. 14 Open
Sept. 21 at Wisconsin*
Sept. 28 Open
Oct. 5 IOWA*
Oct. 12 at Illinois*
Oct. 19 at Penn State*
Oct. 26 RUTGERS*
Nov. 2 at Maryland*
Nov. 9 Open
Nov. 16 MICHIGAN STATE*
Nov. 23 at Indiana*
Nov. 30 OHIO STATE*
Dec. 7 Big Ten Championship Game

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