As an independent Army is always looking to fill more holes on their schedule than most of the rest of the college football world. Michigan has already locked down its major opponents through 2027, but they were looking to fill the other slots. The biggest news here is that the guarantee for Army to simply go play in the Big House is a tidy $1.5 million.
Michigan was not looking for home and home series with the reemergence of the powers in the Big Ten, so the two schools were able to come to a quick deal. Michigan also dislikes leaving Ann Arbor for neutral site games as they cannot take in anything like as much money at even the biggest NFL stadiums given that Michigan Stadium seats 109,901 people.
This will mark the tenth meeting between the two schools and somewhat surprisingly Army actually leads the series 5-4. That trend had been reversing before the last game the two schools played though, with Army having dropped the last four against the Wolverines with the most recent Black Knights defeat coming in 1962.
It is ironic that Army West Point is playing a Big Ten team on this particular date given that an earlier leak of scheduled non-conference games of Big Ten teams had the Black Knights visiting Northwestern. As no contract is known to exist between the two schools it is widely assumed that this game was agreed to at one point but fell through for one of a host of possible reasons.
This will be the second game of the 2019 season. Michigan will be fresh off of a trip to Fayetteville to take on Arkansas as the second part of a home and home with the Razorbacks which will begin in 2018. With that in mind maybe the Black Knights can trap game the Wolverines and pull of a shocking win.
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