Report: Michigan's 2020 season may actually be over
As if the news on Tuesday that Michigan won’t be playing Ohio State this weekend wasn’t bad enough, there may be another blow to the Wolverines in terms of the 2020 season. It may actually be over.
Chris Balas of TheWolverine.com reported on Tuesday that, in his “strong opinion” that Michigan will not be able to play a game on Dec. 19, which is designated as B1G Champions Week. He says that news about that could happen sooner rather than later.
Strong opinion – Michigan will not be playing a Dec. 19 game, either. And we may find out on that sooner than later.
— Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) December 8, 2020
That opinion may not be too far-fetched based on another report from Bruce Feldman of The Athletic. Per Feldman, Michigan was going to be without 45 players on Saturday against Ohio State due to positive COVID-19 cases, contact tracing and injuries.
Michigan has canceled two games due to issues with the virus. Last week, the Wolverines were unable to take the field against Maryland due to concerns, as well.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 8, 2020
That would mean that Michigan’s season would come to an end with a 2-4 record. The Wolverines’ lone victories were a Week 1 win over Minnesota and an overtime thriller against Rutgers.
Michigan did not win a home game at The Big House for the first time in program history this season.