Michigan to play Arkansas and BYU, completes 2015-16 football schedules

By Kevin Kelley -

The Michigan Wolverines have added games against Arkansas, BYU, Hawaii, Miami (OH), and Ball State to their future football schedules, the school announced today.

Michigan will play the Arkansas Razorbacks in a home-and-home series beginning in 2018 at Michigan Stadium (Sept. 1) and culminating in 2019 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (Aug. 31). Both games will be season openers.

The Wolverines and Razorbacks met for the first and only time in the 1999 CompUSA Florida Citrus Bowl. Michigan won 45-31.

Michigan has completed their 2015 football schedule with the addition of a home game against the BYU Cougars on Sept. 26. It will be BYU’s first ever trip to the “Big House” and second meeting with Michigan overall. BYU beat Michigan 24-17 in the 1984 Holiday Bowl in San Diego.

As a result of adding BYU on Sept. 26, Michigan has moved their 2015 games against Oregon State to Sept. 12 (from Sept. 19) and UNLV to Sept. 19 (from Sept. 26). The Wolverines open the 2015 season at Utah on Thursday, Sept. 3.

The Wolverines have also completed ther 2016 football schedule with the addition of non-conference games against Hawaii (Sept. 3), Miami, OH (Sept. 10) and Ball State (Sept. 24). Michigan previously announced they would host the Colorado Buffaloes on Sept. 17.

2015 Michigan Football Schedule

  • 09/03 – at Utah (Thurs.)
  • 09/12 – Oregon State
  • 09/19 – UNLV
  • 09/26 – BYU
  • 10/03 – at Michigan State
  • 10/10 – Wisconsin
  • 10/17 – Minnesota
  • 10/24 – at Illinois
  • 10/31 – Open Date
  • 11/07 – Nebraska
  • 11/14 – at Northwestern
  • 11/21 – at Iowa
  • 11/28 – Ohio State

2016 Michigan Football Schedule

  • 09/03 – Hawaii
  • 09/10 – Miami (OH)
  • 09/17 – Colorado
  • 09/24 – Ball State
  • 10/01 – Michigan State
  • 10/08 – at Minnesota
  • 10/15 – Northwestern
  • 10/22 – Open Date
  • 10/29 – at Wisconsin
  • 11/05 – Illinois
  • 11/12 – at Nebraska
  • 11/19 – Iowa
  • 11/26 – at Ohio State

Comments (15)

Would be nice if BYU & Michigan could schedule a home and home down the road. LaVell Edwards Stadium is one of the most picturesque settings in College Football. Excited to visit the Big House too.

Michigan is never coming to Provo. BYU is a non-aq as far as scheduling applies. The big boys won’t go to your place. Only home & homes with lower level AQ teams and non-aq’s. BYU won’t ever get the “in the club” treatment like Utah & TCU because BYU is “in the gutter with all the riff-raff”.

Attack the messenger all you want. Facts is facts. Michigan isn’t coming to Provo. TCU got Ohio State home & home. Utah got Michigan home & home. BYU is getting body bag games from the big boys. We get some home & homes from weak or mid level AQ teams, like FIU who was able to schedule Maryland home & home.

Very pleased to see a Big Ten/SEC Home & Away! Now if only some other programs could be of like mind and schedule like this…

Your right Tim. If OSU and Bama or Nebraska and Florida did a home and home, they would be high-quality games.

WOW Honeyblue pretty rough, I agree with not doing a home and home Michigan tried desperately to get out of the UConn contract BUT you gave the wrong reason’s BYU will be a very tough game for Michigan even at home and all you did is give them motivation to play the game..

I think BYU is a perfectly fine team. But scheduling leverage isn’t based on wins and losses. They have about us much scheduling leverage as the Chippewas.

Glad to see the Michigan games on Arkansas’ schedule. Texas owes Arkansas a home game that has been repeatedly pushed back by Arkansas. Pushed back because of two Texas teams on schedule and just to blame tough a schedule. I don’t understand their reasoning on this? Also the SEC may go to a 9 game schedule which it should do. Whatever, I hope these Michigan games are played.

I traveled to Hawaii when Michigan played them in 1998…Hawaii was on it’s way to a winless season. I’ll be sure to attend this game.

I can only hope that Hawaii can return the favor with an away game for Michigan in the future….I could use a nice football related getaway.