BYU football: Cougars to play at Michigan in 2015

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 6 2012 1:02 p.m. MST

Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson (16) throws during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Michigan State at Michigan Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Officials at BYU and Michigan announced that the two football programs will meet on Sept. 26, 2015, at Michigan Stadium, in Ann Arbor.

Carlos Osorio, Associated Press

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PROVO — Officials at BYU and Michigan announced Tuesday morning that the two football programs will meet on Sept. 26, 2015, at Michigan Stadium, in Ann Arbor.

Known as The Big House due to its seating capacity of 109,901, Michigan Stadium is one of the most widely recognized sporting venues in the United States.

"It's a great opportunity to play an outstanding football team in one of the legendary football stadiums in the country," said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. "Michigan had an opening in its 2015 schedule and the circumstance was right for BYU. We hope to develop a long-term relationship with Michigan."

BYU and Michigan have met just once, with the Cougars earning a 24-17 victory in the 1984 Holiday Bowl. The win capped a perfect 13-0 season for BYU and set the stage for the Cougars the 1984 National Championship.

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