Brutal Schedule for us in 2020

Submitted by reddogrjw on November 22nd, 2017 at 11:36 AM

for those looking at "tough schedules", look at 2020 - weeks 3-6 in particular

at Washington

Ball State

Virginia Tech


Penn State

at Michigan State

at Minnesota




at Rutgers


at Ohio State





November 22nd, 2017 at 6:51 PM ^

slash RB.

Make no mistake that PSU with Barkley and OSU with Ezekiel Elliot, were both players (of a calibre that typically only Alabama gets) that by themselves elevated their teams to a whole other level.

I've really have been waiting for us to get a similar game-breaking player (nearly every power 5 team gets one from time to time--it's just statistically going to happen), as every team is due for one every few years (5-10), or so.

The only variation would have been if RichRod would have stayed and we had Gardner at QB and Denard at RB. That would have been a formidable backfield.


November 22nd, 2017 at 11:43 AM ^

I'd rather have this tough schedule and end up with a two loss season and a shot at the playoff than have a cupcake schedule. I'm probably in the minority, but i like the tough schedule.

However, yes, that is an exceptionally difficult road. You go through that season undefeated or with 1 loss and you are looking National Championship in the eye.


November 22nd, 2017 at 12:25 PM ^

I look at that schedule and think how exciting it could be as a fan to watch that many good games. I know, it can hurt CFP chances but that's a crapshoot anyway. If we are good enough, we'll get in, and if not at least those are all big games you can get excited about week in and week out.


November 22nd, 2017 at 4:24 PM ^

over losses.  That's been the thing they continue to be consistent about.  So I actually like having two tough non-conference opponents for more opportunities to rack up good wins. And it's just way more fun than playing body bag games.

I really hope we keep that Washington game.  I'd go to Seattle for it.


November 22nd, 2017 at 11:44 AM ^

Good chance Fleck is gone from Minnesota.

Dantonio is 64 years old and MSU might look much different.

Also interesting to see Ped St and Franklin and how that plays out.

I would think Washington, Wisconsin and Ohio St will continue to be good.