Michigan’s 2020 Schedule Released

Michigan’s 2020 Schedule Released


September 19, 2020
P.J. Fleck (image via Bleacher Report)

Here’s Michigan’s schedule for 2020:

October 24 @ Minnesota
October 31 vs. Michigan State
November 7 @ Indiana
November 14 vs. Wisconsin
November 21 @ Rutgers
November 28 vs. Penn State
December 5 vs. Maryland
December 12 @ Ohio State

What record will Michigan have after those eight games?

14 comments

  1. Comments: 1357
    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Roanman
    Sep 19, 2020 at 8:07 PM

    6-2

    We lose the first and the last game.

    Fan base loses its collective mind.

  2. Comments: 134
    Joined: 9/13/2015
    AC1997
    Sep 19, 2020 at 8:54 PM

    I was hoping in this transition year we could get a break with the cross over games. Nope….hardest option while OSU gets easy ones.

    It is really impossible to predict a record with all of the chaos, no fans, opt outs, etc. I would feel better with Ambry Thomas back (fingers crossed). I still don’t know why Mccaffrey left either. Weird decision.

    Anyway, I think the ceiling is probably 6-2 and the floor is 3-5 maybe. Could be a rocky year.

    • Comments: 3845
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Sep 19, 2020 at 10:23 PM

      Anything can happen, but I have a hard time seeing more than 4 losses. Some weird things would have to happen for 4 losses or more to happen, such as major injuries/COVID absences. At the same time, a game that looks like a highly possible loss (PSU, Wisconsin, etc.) could go Michigan’s way if those other teams have bad luck.

      Unfortunately, I think OSU blows out Michigan again in 2020.

      • Comments: 6285
        Joined: 8/11/2015
        Lanknows
        Sep 20, 2020 at 12:44 PM

        This was my initial take too but health attrition seems particularly likely this year.

  3. Comments: 20
    Joined: 6/19/2020
    Blue
    Sep 19, 2020 at 11:02 PM

    It’s ridiculous that we get Minnesota and Wisconsin in our crossover games while Ohio State gets Nebraska and Illinois. The Big Ten is trying their hardest to make sure Ohio State makes the playoff.

    • Comments: 3845
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Sep 20, 2020 at 1:44 PM

      It would definitely be nice to get a break from playing Wisconsin.

  4. Comments: 22
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    Burge333
    Sep 20, 2020 at 5:32 AM

    I feel like I write this every year. Our QB play will determine our record. We have a QB that wasn’t very good last year and is a first year starter. If Milton is really good we could win them all, if not… we could easily lose 5. However, if he is Shea last year I think w go 6-2.

    As Thunder has said previously, it isn’t easy for rocket armed QB’s to learn touch and he hasn’t looked good in the past. It seems like every year we hope we have a good or great QB to settle for average. As in the past I hope for great but feel a bit like the ceiling is above average, with not much of a floor. But who knows, maybe he Burrows’ it.

    It feels like at some point UM has to develop a QB and get some fortunate luck. Please let that happen, let Michigan have a good QB!

  5. Comments: 48
    Joined: 1/2/2016
    peterfumo
    Sep 20, 2020 at 8:33 AM

    I say 6-2. Definite loss to OSU. I think they win 2/3 with Wisconsin, Penn State and Minnesota. 4-4 is my floor. 7-1 my ceiling.

  6. Comments: 111
    Joined: 10/14/2015
    UM_1973
    Sep 20, 2020 at 8:43 AM

    Blowout loss to OSU again
    Loss to either Penn State or Wisconsin.

    6-2

    Won’t be surprised if we finish 4-4.

  7. Comments: 3
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    SRVRIP
    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:05 AM

    This years defense under Brown maybe the best one he’s had since he’s been here. O line working as a group is concerning, but Evans will help, Milton reviews appear great and another year with Gattis should help the receivers. If the O line is decent, everything else is there. 8-0. Its our time.

    • Comments: 6285
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      Lanknows
      Sep 20, 2020 at 12:43 PM

      All due respect but there is no way this defense will be better than 2016. Even if Hinton is an all-conference breakout, the depth does not exist inside.

  8. Comments: 6285
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    Lanknows
    Sep 20, 2020 at 12:41 PM

    A lot of negativity about the schedule but I see some distinct positives.

    Would you rather play in Columbus with 100K in the stands or 10-20K? This is the year you want the tough road games since next year it will flip to your advantage. Michigan is lucky here because their chances for an upset could be helped by COVID.

    Getting MSU & PSU on the road one year and then OSU on the other year seems like the right balance, at last.

    All the toughest games Wisc, PSU, OSU are broken up without any backtobacks. True for OSU as well but PSU has to survive a 3 game run at Nebraska, Iowa at home and, at Michigan that I really doubt they can escape unscathed.

    I know Nebraska has some issues but I’d rather play Minnesota than Nebraska week 1 to be honest.

    That all said — I’d rather not play dirty Wisconsin again. The cross-conference matchups make a 4-4 floor more likely. BUT. If you’re going to beat OSU you don’t want to be playing cupcakes.

    If beating OSU makes or breaks the season well then lets be happy we get good some good tests before that one.

  9. Comments: 40
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    bluegoinggray
    Sep 20, 2020 at 6:01 PM

    7 – 1. Annual loss to OSU. Why not? It’s been a crazy year. Might as well be a year that Michigan football lives up to its potential. Only OSU has a clearly better team.

  10. Comments: 313
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    JC
    Sep 21, 2020 at 9:07 AM

    @ Minnesota – win.
    Michigan State – win.
    @ Indiana – win.
    Wisconsin – loss. Their running game and our interior DL won’t be much different.
    @ Rutgers – lol.
    Penn State – win.
    Maryland – win.
    @ Ohio State – 100 – 9. Joe Milton has 100 rushing yards, 400 passing yards, and 300 flying yards. He has literally transcended his game, and learned how to fly between Maryland and OSU after training at Miyagi-do for the last 2 years. The 300 flying yards put them at – 4 TDs, and he also roams the air on defense from a free safety spot, adding on 4 pick sixes. OSU is down 64 – 0 in the first (all 2 point flying conversions are good). At that point, Milton’s gamesmanship kicks in, and he decides to keep his feet on the ground and put the ball in the air.

    That, or we lose by 40. We lost by 10 in 2017, 20 in 2018, and 30 in 2019. It’s too early to tell; anything is possible.

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