Northwestern improved to 5–0 on the season after shutting out the Minnesota Golden Gophers 27–0 last week. The offense was led by two touchdowns by Clayton Thorson, while running back Justin Jackson collected 120 yards. Northwestern enters the game with the top ranked scoring defense in the country. Michigan is the second in the nation in that category.
Northwestern has lost to Michigan each of the last four seasons. Last year, the Wildcats attempted a two-point conversion to win the game at the end, but failed to convert and lost by one point. If Northwestern would have won, the Wildcats would have been eligible for a bowl game.
The Wolverines return home with a 4–1 record. Against Maryland, Desmond Morgan had nine tackles and an interception to help Michigan shut out the Terps 28–0. Since a Week 1 loss to Utah, Michigan has only surrendered 14 combined points.
How to watch
Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: Big Ten Network
Sept. 5: vs. Stanford (W, 16–6)
Sept. 12: vs. Eastern Illinois (W, 41–0)
Sept. 19: at Duke (W, 19–10)
Sept. 26: vs. Ball State (W, 24–19)
Oct. 3: vs. Minnesota (W, 27–0)
Oct. 10: at Michigan (3:30 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network)
Oct. 17: vs. Iowa (Noon ET)
Oct. 24: at Nebraska (TBD)
Nov. 7: vs. Penn State (TBD)
Nov. 14: vs. Purdue (TBD)
Nov. 21: at Wisconsin (TBD)
Nov. 28: at Illinois (TBD)
Sept. 3: at Utah (L, 24–17)
Sept. 12: vs. Oregon State (W, 35–7)
Sept. 19: vs. UNLV (W, 28-7)
Sept. 26: vs. BYU (W, 31–0)
Oct. 3: at Maryland (W, 28–0)
Oct. 10: vs. Northwestern (3:30 p.m. ET)
Oct. 17: vs. Michigan State (TBD)
Oct. 31: at Minnesota (8 p.m. ET)
Nov. 7: vs. Rutgers (TBD)
Nov. 14: at Indiana (TBD)
Nov. 21: vs. Penn State (TBD)
Nov. 28: at Ohio State (TBD)