Football is back in Ann Arbor this Saturday, and with the Michigan Wolverines coming off their 47-14 season-opening win over Western Michigan the crowds that gather for the primetime matchup with Washington are looking to make an impact.

The matchup with the Huskies has been designated a “Maize Out” with the near 100,000 fans on hand expected to don the familiar Michigan gold hue while attempting to make their contribution to the game.

Prior to last week’s game with WMU, the last time fans were able to pack the Big House and cheer on the Wolverines was in November of 2019. Even the recent concerns over the spread of the delta variant, which is causing Michigan’s COVID-19 cases to creep up, could stop Michigan football fans from showing up for the opener

This week is expected to be nothing less, and with a far more formidable opponent on the other side of the ball the impact of having the fans on hand, and actively involved in the game will be key to the Wolverines’ ability to succeed.

Kickoff is slated for 8:00 PM on Saturday, Sept. 11 on ABC.