Michigan at Iowa Under The Lights in Kinnick Stadium

It was announced that Iowa will host a second game under the lights during the 2016 regular season.

ESPN released earlier on Monday that a second night game will be played under the lights in Kinnick Stadium. Iowa will host Michigan at 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. EST on November 12 on one of the ESPN channels.

The Hawkeyes will also host Iowa State in primetime this season, on the Big Ten Network. It is also believed their road game against Penn State in Happy Valley will also be a late kickoff.

During Iowa's unforgettable season a year ago, they won night games at home over Pittsburgh and Minnesota. They'll try to duplicate that success in the upcoming season.

"Our two prime time games in Kinnick Stadium last season proved to be outstanding games and were very well received by our fans," Iowa athletic Gary Barta released in a statement. "Most importantly, we came away with two important wins. The electricity surrounding the home field advantage was definitely a factor."

The night contest against Michigan will be Iowa's black-out game for the season.

Michigan loses starting quarterback Jake Rudock, a former Hawkeye, who graduated and was drafted by the Detroit Lions over the weekend. They do return all-american defensive player Jabrill Peppers who may also see time on the offensive side of the ball.

Other key returnees for the Wolverines include DeVeon Smith, Jake Butt, and Jourdan Lewis. Iowa's key returnees include Desmond King, Josey Jewell, Jaleel Johnson, George Kittle, Matt VandeBerg, LeShun Daniels, C.J. Beathard, and much of the offensive line. 

The Wolverines will be one of the favorites in the Big Ten East while the Hawkeyes will enter the season as the frontrunner to win the Big Ten West. Because of that, this could be one of two meetings between the programs during 2016. 


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