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

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Michigan at Penn State on Nov. 11 (W)

This is arguably the most difficult game on the schedule since it will be on the road. Penn State is a legitimate threat to win the Big Ten East.

Drew Allar is what Penn State believes is its J.J. McCarthy. Nick Singleton and Kaytron Allen form their own elite running back duo and should give defenses fits this season.

The offensive line is elite and the defense should be really stout too. It’s going to be a battle. Michgian football will have to win in the trenches and McCarthy will need to be great.

I think he will be. We’ll see Corum and Edwards have their moments too and it will be needed in a nail-biter that turns into a bit of a shootout.

Michigan 38, Penn State 31 (10-0)

Michigan at Maryland on Nov. 18 (W)

Everybody knows Taulia Tagovailoa, the Maryland quarterback, but Roman Hemby is darn good too at the running back position accounting for over 1,200 yards last season.

The Terps won eight games last season and nearly upset Michigan football in Ann Arbor. Tagovailoa gave the defense fits and Hemby was able to find some running lanes.

Michigan has generally won handily against Maryland, but the Terps are determined to beat Michigan, Ohio State, or Penn State, at some point. They’re always more motivated.

Maryland’s defense is relying a lot on transfers and I don’t see them holding up against the Wolverines when it really matters. McCarthy should have a field day.

This game will remind Wolverine fans more of the 2021 game, than the battle in 2022.

Michigan 45, Maryland 21 (11-0)