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September 1 will mark the first time the Wolverines and Crimson Tide meet in the regular season, as they have only met in bowl games in the past.
However, Michigan does have a 2-1 edge over Alabama in their previous matchups.
Michigan defeated Alabama by a 28-24 score in their initial meeting, the 1988 Hall of Fame Bowl. The Crimson Tide got the better of the Wolverines in the second meeting in Tampa, winning a close 17-14 game in the 1997 Outback Bowl.
In the most recent matchup between the two schools, the eighth-ranked Wolverines edged the fifth-ranked Crimson Tide, 35-34, to claim the 2000 Orange Bowl title. That is when a guy by the name of Tom Brady completed 34-of-46 passes for 369 yards and four touchdowns in the winning effort.
With two schools with rich traditions in winning, what better way to start the college football season with a Top-10 matchup that will be played at Cowboys Stadium?