Michigan and UCLA on Thursday announced a home-and-home football series to take place in 2022-23.
The Bruins will travel to Michigan Stadium on Sept. 10, 2022, and the Wolverines will head West to the Rose Bowl on Sept. 2, 2023.
For Michigan, the agreement represents its first scheduled two-game series against a Pac-12 school since facing Washington (2001-02) and Oregon ('03, '07). Of course at this rate, who knows what conferences will exist in 2023?
Michigan and UCLA, despite geographic distance (2,232 miles between the cities by road, according to Google Maps), have faced each other 11 times. UCLA won the last regular-season meeting, 23-20, in 2000.
The Wolverines lead the all-time series, 8-3, with a 5-1 mark at Michigan Stadium. The schools split a pair of bowl matchups with Michigan claiming a 33-14 win in the 1981 Bluebonnet Bowl and UCLA taking down the 1983 Rose Bowl, 24-14.