The Michigan Wolverines season did not end the way they wanted but it still had many positives. They beat both their rivals in Michigan State and Ohio State, won the Big Ten, and made the College Football Playoff. They return a lot of starters and are looking to dominate the Big Ten once again. Let’s take a look at the 2023 Michigan football schedule.
2023 Michigan Football Schedule
September 2nd – vs. East Carolina
September 9th – vs. UNLV
September 16th – vs. Bowling Green
September 23rd – vs. Rutgers
September 30th – at Nebraska
October 7th – at Minnesota
October 14th – vs. Indiana
October 21st – at Michigan State
November 4th – vs. Purdue
November 11th – at Penn State
November 18th – at Maryland
November 25th – vs. Ohio State
Schedule Analysis: Early Season Smooth Sailing
The non-conference schedule is nothing to worry about. These will be the tune-up games for the Wolverines. The first real test comes with back-to-back games on the road against Nebraska and Minnesota. Despite being on the road, the Wolverines should be able to beat those teams. They do have to play Michigan State on the road but the Spartans have been going in the opposite direction as Michigan the past couple of years.
Schedule Analysis: Tough Late Season Schedule
After the bye week, the remaining four games are tough. Purdue won the Big Ten West last year and scored QB Hudson Card through the transfer portal from Texas. The Wolverines then have to go to Penn State who was much better this year than people realize. Then they follow that up with going to Maryland which is returning their starting QB. Ohio State is always a tough game though they do get them at home this year. These last four games are all tough ones.
The 2023 Michigan football schedule looks tougher than last year’s. However, the Wolverines are returning almost their entire offensive line as well as Blake Corum, Donovan Edwards, and JJ McCarthy. Michigan also avoids Wisconsin and Illinois, two teams that will be vying for the Big Ten West. It will be interesting to see whether Michigan can with the Big Ten and make it into the College Football Playoff for the third year in a row.