The University of Michigan confirmed on Monday afternoon that they would be playing their “Under the Lights III” game when they bring in the Penn State Nittany Lions on Oct. 11, 2014.
The previous two night games at Michigan Stadium since the renovations saw the Wolverines taking on Notre Dame. This will be the first time Michigan plays a night home game against a conference foe.
These have been huge weekends for the program in the past, as they have hosted many high profile football and basketball recruits at the game, as well as generating a ton of buzz for the athletics program. If nothing else, athletic director Dave Brandon knows how to put on a show at The Big House.
“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,” said head coach Brady Hoke in a statement released by the school. “Our players really enjoy playing in primetime at Michigan Stadium.”
Penn State has not played at Michigan Stadium since 2009, and there should a ton of buzz for this game, as the Nittany Lions will be looking to make a big splash this season under new head coach James Franklin.
The game will kickoff at 7 p.m. on either ESPN or ESPN2.