The Michigan Wolverines had a rather mediocre 2013 season, finishing with a 7-6 record and a disappointing loss to Kansas State in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. Despite the finish last year and not starting the season being ranked within in the Top 25 in the nation, tickets for home games on the Michigan football schedule are some of the most expensive in the league on the secondary market. Michigan football tickets are currently ranked 25th on the TiqIQ Top 25. Wolverine tickets this year at Michigan Stadium have a current average price of $113 on the secondary market, up 11% over the past week. Michigan also started the season just outside the Top 25 for average ticket price.
Michigan opened up their season last Saturday, dominating Appalachian St. with a 52-14 victory at home. This was the first time in seven years that these two teams met, as Appalachian St. shocked the Wolverines that year with a 34-32 victory in Ann Arbor for one of the biggest upsets in Michigan football history.
This time however, Michigan gained 560 yards against the Appalachian St. defense including 350 on the ground in an impressive offensive display that looked much improved compared to the second half of last season. Michigan QB Devin Gardner threw for three touchdowns, all to Devin Funchness, as Derrick Green and De’Veon Smith rushed for 170 yards and 115 yards respectively.
The next opponent on the Michigan Wolverines football schedule is a matchup with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 6 at Notre Dame Stadium, followed by home matchups with the Miami Redhawks on September 13 and the Utah Utes on September 20.