Final game-by-game predictions for Michigan football in 2023

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Michigan at Minnesota on Oct. 7 (W)

This is one of the scariest games on the schedule for Michigan football this season. Athan Kaliakmanis is a 6-foot-4 quarterback that’s athletic and probably an upgrade over Tanner Morgan.

Mo Ibrahim is gone but Sean Tyler, a Western Michigan transfer, should be solid and the Gophers always seem to be pretty stout up front. P.J. Fleck’s team are coming off another nine-win season and if there’s a trap game on the schedule, this and Michigan State are it.

Minnesota won’t back down from Michigan’s man-ball style. But McCarthy is too good and so are the running backs. The Gophers won’t beat U-M at its own game.

Michigan 30, Minnesota 20 (6-0)

Indiana at Michigan on Oct. 14 (W)

Tom Allen has done a respectable job with Indiana, yet things have started to trend in the wrong direction after two ugly seasons.

The game in Bloomington was competitive for a while last season and this is another team that seems to find a way to keep things close.

Tayven Jackson transferred from Tennessee to take over at quarterback, but there were some departures too such as impact defender Dasan McCullough. Cam Camper is another key piece back for the offense, but it’s hard to see Indiana winning this one.

Michigan 49, Indiana 10 (7-0)