The Big Ten conference announced on Tuesday that Northwestern and Vanderbilt will kickoff at 7 p.m. on September 8th at Ryan Field.
The Big Ten announced that Northwestern
will kickoff at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, under the lights of Ryan Field.
The game will be aired on the Big Ten Network and marks Northwestern's home-opener.
The Wildcats and Commodores last played in 2010, also a primetime game, which saw Northwestern earn a 23-21 win.
NU played in three primetime contests last season, losses at home to Michigan and Penn State, plus a road loss against Iowa.
Times have not yet been announced for the remainder of Northwestern's schedule.