ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: University of Michigan head coach Brady Hoke watches the action during the game against the Notre Dame Fighting at Michigan Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
San Diego State travels to Ann Arbor to face their old coach, Brady Hoke, in his new (big) house. One of these two teams will suffer its first loss Saturday afternoon.
The Brady Hoke Bowl may not quite be Michigan-Ohio State, Michigan-Notre Dame or even Michigan-Minnesota (there's a trophy for that, you know), but you can bet the Aztecs want to show their old coach they don't need him, and Hoke wants to show his old school what its missing.
In an emotional game like this, really, anything can happen. But Michigan hasn't lost a game in September since 2008, and they're playing in the Big House. It's going to be tough for San Diego St., which is 3-0, to continue its undefeated season.
For starters, they've beaten pushovers Cal Poly, Army and Washington State by unimpressive margins, and they've yet to play in an environment like Michigan Stadium, well, ever. It's the biggest stadium in college football, and just two games ago, more than 114,000 people were in it to watch a football game.
Denard Robinson should run roughshod over the Aztecs D, which has yet to hold a team under 20 points despite inferior competition. This will likely be a game with a lot of offense, but one that Brady Hoke's current team should take over his former.
Game date, time: 12 pm ET, Saturday, Sept. 24
Location: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Mich.
TV channel: Big Ten Network
Spread: Michigan favored by 10
Series history: Michigan leads, 1-0