This past season did not go at all as planned for Mel Tucker and the Michigan State Football team as they followed up an impressive 11-win 2021 campaign by going 5-7 and missing a bowl game altogether in 2022. After paying Tucker a boatload of cash to be their head coach, there are plenty of people who are questioning whether or not he is really the right guy for the job. That being said, Tucker has a chance to prove his doubters wrong in 2023, but as you are about to see, it is not going to be easy.
How many games will the Michigan State Football team win in 2023?
The Michigan State Football team will start off their 2023 season with a couple of cupcakes as Central Michigan and Richmond will come to East Lansing. Those games should both be blowout wins for MSU, but, as you are about to see, the waters get rough after that as a potential top-15 Washington team comes to town.
As you can see below, I have the Spartans dropping three in a row after their 2-0 start to the season. Of those three games, beating Maryland at Spartan Stadium is probably their best chance of picking up a win over that three-game stretch, but I think Maryland will be a borderline Top 25 team in 2023.
Then, included in their final seven games of the season are a home matchup against Michigan, at Minnesota, at Ohio State, and home against Penn State. I expect the Spartans to lose all four of those games.
When all is said and done, I have Michigan State Football finishing with a 5-7 record once again, which would mean they would not be bowl-eligible for a second season in a row. That being said, if they can beat Maryland in Week 4, they could finish with a 6-6 season and a bowl game.
Nation, what do you think the Michigan State Football record will be in 2023?
*Schedule Via Fbschedules.com
|Central Michigan Chippewas Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI||W 40-17|
|Richmond Spiders Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI||W 49-0|
|Washington Huskies Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI||L 34-20|
|Maryland Terrapins Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI||L 27-23|
|at Iowa Hawkeyes Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA||L 31-20|
|at Rutgers Scarlet Knights SHI Stadium, Piscataway, NJ||W 27-20|
|Michigan Wolverines Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI||L 34-17|
|at Minnesota Golden Gophers Huntington Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN||L 33-23|
|Nebraska Cornhuskers Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI||W 26-23|
|at Ohio State Buckeyes Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH||L 41-17|
|at Indiana Hoosiers Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, IN||W 27-26|
|Penn State Nittany Lions Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI||L 34-13|