Tide Can Even Score Against Michigan

It is not often that Alabama has the opportunity to play a team that has a winning record against the Crimson Tide. In part, that is because no Southeastern Conference team has a winning record against the Tide. Or, at least that was the case prior to this season.

This year Alabama will have the opportunity to even the score against not one, but two opponents. Both Michigan of the Big Ten and Missouri, formerly of the Big 12 but headed into the SEC this season, have records of 2-1 against the Crimson Tide.

The first chance to get even comes against Michigan in the Cowboys Classic in Arlington, Texas, on September 1.

On Tuesday, ABC announced that the game would begin at 7 p.m. CDT.

Alabama will be the home team and the Wolverines will be the away team. The game officials will be from the Big 12 Conference.

The three previous meetings between Alabama and Michigan occurred in bowl games. Most recently, Michigan edged Alabama, 35-34, in overtime in the 2000 Orange Bowl.

Bama's game against Missouri this year will be in Columbia, where Alabama is 1-0 against the Tigers. Missouri defeated Alabama in the 1968 Gator Bowl and to start the 1975 season at Legion Field in Birmingham.

The Tide and Tigers will play on October 13 at a time to be determined.

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