Every elite team must beware of trap games on the schedule.
You know what they are. They’re matchups against inferior (on paper) opponents that are thought to be easy wins, but often don’t go as planned.
Sometimes, these contests end up being scares that the favored team survives. Other times, the underdog springs the upset, and ruins a team’s season in the process.
The Sporting News listed the trap games for each of the top 16 College Football Playoff contenders.
For Michigan, they picked a home game against Minnesota on Nov. 4.
The initial reaction is to put the road trip to Indiana at Oct. 14 on here, but keep a close watch on that first meeting against P.J. Fleck-led Minnesota. It’s for the Little Brown Jug, and it’s in a portion of the schedule where the Wolverines could be caught off-guard.
The Wolverines will want to take care of business against the Golden Gophers to springboard into a tough final three-game stretch at Maryland, at Wisconsin and home against Ohio State.