The Alabama Crimson Tide and Michigan Wolverines will open the 2012 football season at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, MGoBlog is reporting. The game is likely to be played on September 1, 2012.
Cowboys Stadium will play host to the Oregon State-TCU game on September 4, 2010 and a possible LSU-Oregon matchup to open the 2011 season. The stadium is also the site of the “Southwest Classic”, a 10-game series between Arkansas & Texas A&M.
Alabama is currently slated to host Western Kentucky on September 1, 2012, so it is likely that the game will be moved. Michigan’s non-conference schedule is open against for a Sept. 22 game at Notre Dame.
The Crimson Tide and the Wolverines have met three times, all in postseason bowl games. Michigan leads the overall series 2-1. Listed below is the series history:
- 1988 – Michigan 28, Alabama 24 (Hall of Fame Bowl)
- 1997 – Alabama 17, Michigan 14 (Outback Bowl)
- 2000 – Michigan 35, Alabama 34 (Orange Bowl)