Step on up, Central Michigan. Its bank account will be thankful later, but until then there’s a pretty big football game coming up on the 2023 schedule. Announced Wednesday, CMU will play on the road against Alabama to be played Sept. 2, 2023.
This is the second game scheduled for CMU in 2023, both games happening in the same state. The Saturday of Week 2, CMU has a road game lined up against South Alabama from the Sun Belt.
This is the first meeting between the two schools. Under Nick Saban, Alabama has played against MAC schools twice, both against Kent State (2011, 2016), both blowouts.
CMU’s doing a nice job getting interesting Power 5 on the future schedules. In 2023, Taulia Tagovailoa might be in his senior season with the Tide. CMU will be at Wisconsin and Miami-FL next year, at Northwestern and Nebraska in 2020, LSU in 2021 and Oklahoma State and Illinois in 2022.