Michigan adds Arkansas State to 2020 football schedule

By Brian Wilmer -

Michigan will host Arkansas State on Sept. 19, 2020, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Wednesday.

The report states that the Wolverines will pay the Red Wolves $1.8 million for the trip.  The listed date coincides with that for which a game with Virginia Tech had been planned for that year.  No corresponding announcement has been made regarding changes to the 2020 slate.

The teams have never faced off on the gridiron.

Arkansas State finished 7-5 last season, tallying a 6-2 record in Sun Belt Conference play.  Middle Tennessee defeated the Red Wolves, 35-30, in the Camellia Bowl.

Along with the contests with Virginia Tech and Arkansas State, the Wolverines’ 2020 docket includes games at Washington (Sept. 5) and at home against Ball State (Sept. 12).

The Red Wolves have a listed home game with Tulsa for this same date, which will also need to be rescheduled.  Arkansas State opens the 2020 campaign at Memphis on Sept. 5.

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Comments (7)

How can Michigan have 4 non league games scheduled for 2020? Does this mean that they are going to cancel with Washington? Wisconsin already bailed on Washington a few years ago similar to Kansas State, Georgia and Texas A & M canceling out on Oregon. Why do so many Midwest and southern teams cancel series on the west coast? Then when Washington has to get Rutgers, they attacked for weak non league schedules.

Expect more of this nonsense from Michigan. They pulled this crap on Arkansas and I can see them doing this to VTech in order to get to 7 home games for those two years.

It appears to me that Michigan is the one canceling the game their the one that has over booked not Virginia Tech

Gatorhead…follow the dots if you can…VT has ND, Michigan, and WV on their 2021 schedule. Thus VT is cancelling the 2021 game with Michigan. And since the 2021 game is part of the 2020-21 home-and-home series, the entire series is gets cancelled, which means the 2020 VT-Mich game gets cancelled.