The Michigan Wolverines and the UCLA Bruins have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2022 and 2023, both schools announced this morning.
This series was listed in a future football schedule document that the Big Ten accidentally leaked yesterday. It’s possible that the leak forced the two schools to go ahead with their series announcement.
Michigan will host the first game of the series in Ann Arbor on Sept. 10, 2022. The Wolverines will then travel to face the Bruins at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sept. 2, 2023. The 2023 contest will be the season-opener for both schools.
“This home-and-home series is one we believe fans of both universities, and fans of college football at the national level, will enjoy immensely,” said UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero. “We’re excited to face a quality opponent such as Michigan.”
Michigan and UCLA have played 11 times since 1956. The Wolverines hold an 8-3 edge in the series, but fell to the Bruins 23-20 in their last meeting in 2000.
These two games are the first announced non-conference match-ups for both schools for the 2022 and 2023 seasons.