The 2018 season may not have finished the way Michigan fans would have liked, but the Wolverines still have plenty to look forward to in 2019 and beyond. For instance, we now know who some of the team’s upcoming non-conference opponents will be.
On Friday morning, the Michigan football team announced four future non-conference opponents for the 2021 to 2023 seasons.
Per the announcement, the Wolverines have added Western Michigan and Northern Illinois from the MAC to their 2021 schedule.
Michigan will play the Broncos in the home opener on September 4, 2021, and against the Huskies on September 18.
The Western Michigan Broncos will return to the Big House for a season-opening matchup with the Wolverines on Sept. 4, 2021. Michigan has faced and hosted the cross-state institution on seven occasions, winning all seven matchups. The most recent contest was a 49-3 victory for the Wolverines this past fall.
Michigan will close out the non-conference portion of its 2021 schedule against Northern Illinois on Sept. 18. The Michigan Stadium battle with the Huskies will be the second-ever meeting between the two programs; U-M was victorious in the only previous meeting, a 33-17 win in 2005.
Washington (Pac-12) is currently slated as Michigan’s third non-conference opponent for the 2021 season.
The team also announced that Bowling Green (MAC) would be a non-conference opponent on September 16, 2023, and Colorado State (MWC) will be playing at Ann Arbor on September 3, 2022.