Alabama & Michigan to open 2012 Football Season at Cowboys Stadium

By Kevin Kelley -

MichiganAlabamaThe Alabama Crimson Tide and Michigan Wolverines will open the 2012 football season at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, MGoBlog is reporting. The game is likely to be played on September 1, 2012.

Cowboys Stadium will play host to the Oregon State-TCU game on September 4, 2010 and a possible LSU-Oregon matchup to open the 2011 season. The stadium is also the site of the “Southwest Classic”, a 10-game series between Arkansas & Texas A&M.

Alabama is currently slated to host Western Kentucky on September 1, 2012, so it is likely that the game will be moved. Michigan’s non-conference schedule is open against for a Sept. 22 game at Notre Dame.

The Crimson Tide and the Wolverines have met three times, all in postseason bowl games. Michigan leads the overall series 2-1. Listed below is the series history:

  • 1988 – Michigan 28, Alabama 24 (Hall of Fame Bowl)
  • 1997 – Alabama 17, Michigan 14 (Outback Bowl)
  • 2000 – Michigan 35, Alabama 34 (Orange Bowl)

Football Schedules:

  1. Brendan Kuiper
    August 28, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Go Blue

  2. Chris Aaron
    September 3, 2011 at 4:43 am


  3. Greg Mattison
    September 3, 2011 at 6:31 am

    The tide is rolling in? More like going to roll over…

    • Bammer whut married a Barner...........
      February 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      That would be the National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide……#14 baby!

  4. Coach Nick S
    September 19, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    We have no problem with the SEC; but this game scares me. Michigan already has the number 1 “2012 Recruiting Class” – mostly on defense. Some of the unsigned 5 Stars will be looking close at the Wolverines and Coach Mattison. We could be 0-1 for the first time in years!

  5. No worries
    October 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Don’t worry about recruiting rankings. Michigan isn’t going to win with it’s freshman. Tide will roll.

  6. Anonymous
    October 11, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Michigan will probably choke. They are known for that.

  7. SEC trailer trash
    January 4, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Please. Quit being so confident ALA fans. No wonder nobody likes the SECheat.

    • Bammer whut married a Barner...........
      February 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Winning do have a way of causing one to be pretty confident……………Michigan will rue the day they scheduled us.

  8. Bammer whut married a Barner...........
    February 9, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Is this the same Michigan team that Mississippi State embarrassed a few New Years Days ago?

  9. Lewis Wood
    February 26, 2012 at 4:34 am