Michigan will host its first Big Ten night game in Michigan Stadium against Penn State

Monday April 7th, 2014

Devin GardnerMichigan will play Penn State under the lights at Michigan Stadium on Oct. 11. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Michigan will host its first Big Ten night game at Michigan Stadium on Oct. 11, when the Wolverines will face Penn State at 7 p.m. ET. The matchup will be the third night game ever played at the Big House; the Wolverines took on Notre Dame under the lights in 2011 and '13, both Michigan wins.

Wolverines coach Brady Hoke said he hopes for a similar atmosphere this fall against the Nittany Lions.

"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 Hoke. "Our players really enjoy playing in prime-time at Michigan Stadium."

The Wolverines' prime-time meeting with Penn State will be the team's second night game of the 2014 season. On Sept. 6, Michigan will close its longstanding series with Notre Dame in South Bend at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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