For as rich and deep as the history is between the Michigan Wolverines and UCLA Bruins, you would think that there would be more of a direct connection between the two. Could be that we’re just so used to seeing the basketball teams in the late rounds of the NCAA Tournament that it seems they play every couple years.
In reality they don’t play much against each other, especially in football where the series is 8-3 in favor of Michigan. They’ll get it on twice (at least, barring a post-season meeting) in a home and home series beginning in the 2022 season. The Bruins will play in Ann Arbor on Sept. 10, 2022, and the Wolverines will play in Pasadena on Sept. 2, 2023.
The last time the two met it was a classic. UCLA escaped the Rose Bowl with a 23-20 out of conference victory in the regular season of 2000.
The Pac-12 and Big Ten have always been advocates of playing regular season games against each other. Of course a couple of years ago the two conferences tried to strike an exclusive deal to make sure all teams played an out of conference game against the other conference, but it fell through.