3 Most Likely Upset Alerts for Michigan in the 2020 College Football Season

Tristan Jung
These are three possible upsets for Michigan in 2020.
These are three possible upsets for Michigan in 2020. / Leon Halip/Getty Images

Michigan has had its ups and downs over the Jim Harbaugh era, but the team is poised to contend for a Big Ten Championship once again in 2020. The fanbase will be keenly hoping for wins over their rivals along the way.

However, Michigan is not immune to upsets, especially given the difficulty of the Big Ten East. There are a few spots on the schedule where the Wolverines should be worried. Here are three games where Michigan will be on upset watch, with odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.

Michigan Football Spreads 2020

All college football opponent rankings are according to The Duel's Top-25 Rankings by Odds to Win 2020 National Championship.

3. Week 6: Michigan (-9) @ Michigan State — Saturday, October 10

Michigan State will have a new coach in 2020 in Mel Tucker.
Michigan State will have a new coach in 2020 in Mel Tucker. / Adam Hunger/Getty Images

While Michigan State is transitioning to new head coach Mel Tucker, the trip to East Lansing is always fraught with danger for Michigan. This in-state rivalry has seen Michigan lose four of the last seven matchups. While the spread is currently at nine points due to Michigan State's turmoil, Wolverine fans won't be overlooking this one.

2. Week 4: Michigan (-3) vs. Wisconsin — Saturday, September 26

Wisconsin crushed Michigan in 2019's meeting.
Wisconsin crushed Michigan in 2019's meeting. / Stacy Revere/Getty Images

After last year's 35-14 loss in Madison, Michigan will be hoping for swift revenge in Week 4 in Ann Arbor. However, Wisconsin is an equally impressive program that has won four of the last six head-to-head meetings, leaving Michigan as slim three-point favorites. While the Wolverines will have the advantage at home, a win is far from guaranteed.

1. Week 5: Michigan (-1.5) vs. Penn State — Saturday, October 3

Penn State defeated Michigan in 2019.
Penn State defeated Michigan in 2019. / Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The Wolverines once again have a tough schedule in 2020, and they host a dangerous Penn State team just one week after the Wisconsin game. Michigan is currently a 1.5-point favorite, but that could easily be flipped in Penn State's favor. Michigan has won the last three meetings at home, but there's always potential for Penn State to snatch a road win.

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