2020 University of Michigan Football Season Predictions


Yeah, it’s me, the “basketball guy”, back for more.  It’s time for my annual attempt to predict how the University of Michigan’s football season is going to go.

Last Season (2019)

My Prediction: 9-3 (6-3 in Big Ten)

Actual Results: 9-3 (6-3)

Comments:  After doing a decent job predicting the 2018 season, I was perfect last season, including predicting which 3 teams Michigan would lose to.

This Season (2020)

My Prediction: 5-3 (5-3 in Big Ten)

Comments:  The big story, of course, is the COVID-19 pandemic.  That’s why I’m making these predictions in mid-October instead of mid-August.  For a while, it looked like there wasn’t going to be a Michigan football season at all for 2020, but now there is a conference-only 9-game schedule, starting October 23-24.  The first 8 weeks are against scheduled opponents, 4 at home and 4 away, and the 9th week is called “Big Ten Championship Week”, where the #1 team in the East division plays the #1 team in the West division, the #2 team in the East plays the #2 team in the West, and so on.  Since I have no idea who the opponent will be in Championship Week, I’m only predicting the 8 scheduled games.  Just like last season, I’m predicting losses to Wisconsin, Penn State, and Ohio State.

Go Blue!