Michigan football is undefeated against these FBS teams

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During its existence, Michigan football has played a total of 89 teams that are currently among the FBS in college football.

Michigan football boasts undefeated records against 41 of those teams. There are actually even more teams that the Wolverines are undefeated against. However, some of them no longer have football programs. Others are no longer considered major college football programs such as many of the Ivy League schools.

Still, it’s impressive that Michigan football has undefeated records against 41 of its total FBS opponents, which is 46 percent.

We are going to take a look at every college football team that the Wolverines are still undefeated against prior to the 2023 season and we’ll start with the Group of Five, which happens to include App State.

The Mountaineers upset the Wolverines back in 2007, but they were part of the FCS then, so as an FBS program, Michigan football is 1-0 against them. Unfortunately, we can’t claim undefeated status against them.

Which Group of Five teams have come up winless against Michigan football?

Here is the list in alphabetical order of all 21 Group of Five teams Michigan is undefeated against.

Michigan vs …

Air Force Falcons: 3-0

Akron Zips: 1-0

Ball State Cardinals: 1-0

Bowling Green Falcons: 2-0

Central Michigan Chippewas: 3-0

Colorado State Rams: 2-0

Connecticut Huskies: 3-0 

Eastern Michigan Eagles: 5-0

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors: 4-0

Massachusetts Minutemen: 1-0

Memphis Tigers: 1-0

Miami (OH) Redhawks: 5-0

Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders: 1-0

UNLV Rebels: 1-0

Northern Illinois Huskies: 2-0

Rice Owls: 2-0 

San Diego State Aztecs: 2-0

SMU Mustangs: 2-0

Tulane Green Wave: 3-0

Western Michigan: 6-0 

That leaves 20 Power-5 teams who have never beaten the Wolverines, starting with the Pac-12 conference.