Amid turmoil, No. 2 Michigan can earn the 1,000th win in program history when it faces Maryland
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh watches against Purdue in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Maryland head coach Mike Locksley, center, reacts during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Penn State, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Amid all the turmoil and uncertainty surrounding No. 2 Michigan, the Wolverines have a chance to reach a milestone more than 140 years in the making.
A win at Maryland on Saturday would make Michigan the first college football program with 1,000 victories. The first of those wins took place in 1879 against Racine.
The Wolverines (10-0, 7-0 Big Ten, No. 3 CFP) are trying for their third straight conference championship, and next week’s showdown with Ohio State is the hurdle they need to clear as they pursue that. In fact, Michigan could lose to Maryland (6-4, 3-4) and still reach the Big Ten title game by beating the Buckeyes.