* Who: No. 14 Michigan (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) at Northwestern (1-2, 1-0 Big Ten
* When: 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday, Sept. 29
* Where: Ryan Field, Evanston, Ill.
* TV: FOX
* Radio: Michigan IMG Sports Network (WWJ-AM 950 AM Detroit; WTKA-AM 1050 Ann Arbor; WOOD-AM 1300 Grand Rapids; WTRX-AM 1330 Flint; WQTX-FM 92.1 Lansing)
* Twitter: Follow Aaron McMann
* Live updates: Join the MLive conversation at 3:30 p.m.
* Latest line: Michigan -14 1/2
* Series record: Michigan leads, 57-15-2
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Five must-reads before kickoff:
*On preseason projections, Michigan’s development through four games and Chase Winovich’s NFL draft prospects, MLive’s Aaron McMann answers your questions in his latest mailbag.
*Ideally, Michigan would like to hold all opponents scoreless. But that’s also not reality. This week, defensive coordinator revealed the ultimate goal every week: hold opponents to 17 points or less.
*Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald had high praise for the Michigan defense this week, especially defensive ends Rashan Gary and Chase Winovich.
*Don’t expect Aubrey Solomon back for Saturday’s game. But Kwity Paye sounds healthy and available to play. An injury update ahead of Saturday’s game.
*Notice Devin Bush’s speed on the field this season? Yeah, he’s fast — and his teammates see it everyday.
RETURNING STAT LEADERS
*Passing: Shea Patterson (61-87, 709 yards, 7 TD, 2 INT)
*Rushing: Karan Higdon (46 carries, 364 yards, 3 TD)
*Receiving: Donovan Peoples-Jones (15 catches, 169 yards, 4 TD)
*Tackles: Devin Bush (32)
*Sacks: Devin Bush (2.5)
*Interceptions: Josh Metellus (2)
*Passing: Clayton Thorson (71-116, 753 yards, 3 TD, 3 INT)
*Rushing: Jeremy Larkin (72 carries, 346 yards, 5 TD)
*Receiving: Flynn Nagel (20 catches, 226 yards, 0 TD)
*Tackles: Paddy Fisher (28)
*Sacks: Jordan Thompson, Joe Graziano (2)
*Interceptions: Nate Hall, J.R. Pace, Montre Hartage (2)
BIG TEN SCHEDULE (with predictions)
Saturday, Sept. 29
Central Michigan at Michigan State, noon (FS1)
Indiana at Rutgers, noon (BTN)
Purdue at Nebraska, 3:30 p.m. (BTN)
Michigan at Northwestern, 4:30 p.m. (FOX)
Ohio State at Penn State, 7:30 p.m. (ABC)