Predicting the Rest of Michigan's Schedule

The wheels have fallen off this Michigan football team after a 2-3 start that includes a blowout loss to rival Notre Dame and two more blowout losses to start the Big Ten schedule. This season will be, in all likelihood, Brady Hoke's last at the helm of the Wolverines, but there's still over half a season to play. How will Michigan finish the season?

10/4 @ Rutgers

Perhaps the best thing that could happen to this program is to get out of town for a while. Devin Gardner is back starting at quarterback, and Rugters is not a great football team. They'll be amped in New Jersey for this one, but the Wolverines should be able to rally behind all the turmoil they've been through this past week and win a close one.

WIN (3-3, 1-2)

10/11 vs. Penn State

Christian Hackenberg should light up Michigan's defense in this one, and the offense won't be able to keep up. The boo birds will be out at the Big House.

LOSS (3-4, 1-3)

10/25 @ Michigan State

Having an extra week to prepare for the Spartans won't matter, they're just better than Michigan.

LOSS (3-5, 1-4)

11/1 vs. Indiana

Michigan has too much talent to not be able to turn things around at some point, and I think they'll play inspired football to get their first conference home win of the season.

WIN (4-5, 2-4)

11/8 @ Northwestern

Northwestern is another team that won't have a lot to play for, and they aren't talented. The Wolverines should be able to pull this one out in another close game.

WIN (5-5, 3-4)

11/22 vs. Maryland

One more win and Michigan makes a bowl game. With Ohio State up next, this is their best shot to grab that sixth win. Unfortunately, the Terps will be looking for a marquee win over a Big Ten traditional power to assert themselves in a new conference, and the Wolverines are ripe for the picking.

LOSS (5-6, 3-5)

11/29 @ Ohio State

This one will get ugly. Hoke will be run out of town as soon as this game ends.

LOSS (5-7, 3-6)

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