2023 Michigan Wolverines Season Review - Bet on College Football

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The Michigan Wolverines left no doubt that they were the best team in college football for 2023. In the college football national championship game, Michigan destroyed Washington 34-13 to cap off a perfect season. Controversy indeed reigned at Michigan all season, with Harbaugh being suspended for six of the 12 regular season games. But it is also a fact that Michigan beat all its opponents and did so with an old-school physical style that took Maize and Blue fans back to the glory years of Bo Schembechler.

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2023 Michigan Wolverines Season Review

Last game, the Michigan Wolverines won 34-13 against the Washington Huskies 34-13 as 5.5-point favorites. The game went under the total of 55.5. Michigan has a record of 15-0 straight up, 9-5-1 against the spread, and 8-6-1 over/under the total.

Michigan ranks 68th for total offense, 75th for passing, 60th for rushing and 14th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 2nd overall, 2nd against the pass, 6th against the rush, and 1st for points allowed. Also, Michigan ranks 5th for fewest turnovers lost and 6th for takeaways.

Michigan began the 2023 season with Harbaugh suspended for illegal contact with a recruit during the pandemic when no contact was allowed. The school voluntarily suspended the coach in that case.

In November, the Connor Stallions Spygate scandal blew wide open and threatened to destroy Michigan’s season. Harbaugh was suspended for the final three regular season games of the season, including showdowns against Big Ten powers Penn State and Ohio State. The Wolverines prevailed and advanced to the College Football Playoff with Harbaugh back on the sidelines.

The Wolverines won their first national championship since 1997 and did so in style. In the end, sign-stealing and the rest of Harbaugh’s antics did not matter. There was no doubt the best team was the champion.

Blake Corum missed Michigan's College Football Playoff semifinal loss a season ago due to a knee injury and incessantly envisioned a return to the big stage over the ensuing 12-plus months. The Wolverines repeatedly chalked up victories this season, so Corum received that opportunity, and he didn't disappoint.

Corum rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries to help Michigan complete an undefeated season with a punishing victory over Washington in the national championship game in Houston.

The title game certainly had a business-like feel as Michigan won its first national title since winning in split fashion in 1997.

Donovan Edwards also rushed for two touchdowns and added 104 yards on just six carries as the Wolverines racked up 303 yards on the ground while limiting Washington to 46.

JJ McCarthy completed 10 of 18 passes for 140 yards for the Wolverines, who outgained the Huskies 443-301.

In an era of passing and prolific offenses, Michigan proved that the old-school Schembechler approach of dominant line play, a strong running attack, and rock-ribbed defense can still deliver the hardware on college football’s biggest stage.

Michigan now confronts an uncertain future of NCAA investigations and the possibility of Harbaugh leaving the school for the NFL, where he has the itch to win a Super Bowl before his career ends.

2023 Michigan Wolverines Football Schedule

Sep 2 vs. East Carolina W 30-3 1-0
Sep 9 vs. UNLV W 35-7 2-0
Sep 16 vs. Bowling Green W 31-6 3-0
Sep 23 vs. Rutgers W 31-7 4-0
Sep 30 at Nebraska W 45-7 5-0
Oct 7 at Minnesota W 52-10 6-0
Oct 14 vs. Indiana W 52-7 7-0
Oct 21 at Michigan State W 49-0 8-0
Nov 4 vs. Purdue W 41-13 9-0
Nov 11 at Penn State W 24-15 10-0
Nov 18 at Maryland W 31-24 11-0
Nov 25 vs. Ohio State W 30-24 12-0

From the iconic winged helmets, the Big House, and “Hail to the Victors,” the Michigan Wolverines epitomize what college football tradition and ritual is all about. However, there are two sides to the Michigan Myth. Michigan has 11 national championships but only one (1997) since 1948.

Before the 2021 and 2022 seasons, Michigan found competing with Ohio State in the Big Ten impossible. In fact, Michigan went from 2003 through 2000 without a Big Ten championship. Despite the comparative lack of national success in the modern era, Michigan remains a marquee name and blue blood brand.

The late great Bo Schembechler took over a moribund program in 1969 and transformed it into a regular Big Ten and national championship contender. Schembechler’s program lived on after his retirement. One of Bo’s top assistants, Lloyd Carr, led the Wolverines to their last national championship. But after Carr retired in m2007, Michigan lost its way. However, favorite son and alum, Jim Harbaugh, is restoring Michigan to glory.

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2023 College Football Schedule

Alabama Crimson Tide Auburn Tigers Baylor Bears
Clemson Tigers Colorado Buffaloes Florida Gators
Florida State Seminoles Georgia Bulldogs Illinois Fighting Illini
Iowa Hawkeyes Kansas State Wildcats LSU Tigers
Miami-FL Hurricanes Michigan Wolverines Mississippi Rebels
North Carolina State Wolfpack North Carolina Tar Heels Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Ohio State Buckeyes Oklahoma Sooners Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oregon Ducks Oregon State Beavers Penn State Nittany Lions
South Carolina Gamecocks TCU Horned Frogs Tennessee Volunteers
Texas Longhorns Texas A&M Aggies Texas Tech Red Raiders
Tulane Green Wave UCLA Bruins USC Trojans
Utah Utes Washington Huskies Wisconsin Badgers

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