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

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Michigan at Michigan State on Oct. 21 (W)

Outside of the Ohio State game, this is the most important game on the schedule. The rivalry between Michigan football and Michigan State reached new heights in 2022.

There is talk about this being a night game and after last year, that could be a wild atmosphere. On the field, the blood will be running as hot as ever.

That being said, Michigan should have a big advantage. The Wolverines have the better quarterback, the better head coach, the better offensive line, better receivers, better backs, a better running game, and on down the line.

However, that’s been the case before and Michigan has still lost. This game scares me, but I believe the Wolverines survive a game that’s closer than the final score, like in 2022.

Michigan 34, Michigan State 19 (8-0)

Michigan vs Purdue on Nov. 4 (W)

The Wolverines will get a bye week after the trip to Michigan State and it will be well-deserved. Waiting for Michigan football is a Purdue team that’s sort of hard to figure out.

Ryan Walters is a great defensive mind. He did some stellar things with the Illinois defense and did as good a job as anyone did against the Wolverines.

Hudson Card is the new name at quarterback after Aidan O’Connell. He’s been stellar by all accounts and the Boilers could be a sleeper in the Big Ten West.

However, U-M will overwhelm Purdue with its running game, just like it did in last season’s Big Ten championship game.

Michigan 41, Purdue 24 (9-0)