Utah and Michigan announce home-and-home series

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer

The last time Utah made a trip to Ann Arbor for a football game was in 2008 when the Utes upset the Wolverines 25-23 in the season opener. It was just the beginning of a great season for Utah, as it would finish the year 13-0 after beating Alabama 31-17 in the Sugar Bowl.

Utah will hope for similar success in 2014 when it will once again make the trip, as Utah and Michigan announced a home-and-home series between the two schools.

"Playing a home-and-home series with the University of Michigan -- one of the country's most storied programs -- is a great opportunity for us," said Utah coach Kyle Whittingham. "The game-day atmosphere in Ann Arbor is a special experience for players and fans alike. We also look forward to hosting Michigan in Salt Lake City, allowing the MUSS and all our fans the chance to give the Wolverines a taste of what game day at Rice-Eccles Stadium is all about."

Michigan will play at Rice-Eccles Stadium in 2015, becoming only the second Big Ten school to play a game in the stadium. Indiana was the first to do so in 2002, with Utah winning that game 40-13.

Of course, with the recent agreement between the Pac-12 and Big Ten to have non-conference series between schools in both conferences in the future, Michigan won't be the last Big Ten team to make the trip to Salt Lake City.

Though when Michigan does head west, I'm sure it will be looking to return the favor for 2008.

 
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