Michigan vs. Penn State: Series History, All-Time Records, Wins

min read
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh yells from the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Ohio State, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, in Ann Arbor, Mich.
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Sep 22, 2022, 12:00 PM

Two of the most historic programs reside in the Big Ten East, with the Michigan Wolverines and the Penn State Nittany Lions. They sit second and seventh all-time in wins, respectively, and have claimed Big Ten titles in the last decade.

They are always among the favorites in college football betting.

Penn State vs. Michigan Series History

Despite being two of college football’s blue-bloods, these programs first faced off in 1993. Both programs have had their lulls over the last 10-15 years. Michigan slumped in the Rich Rodriguez and Brady Hoke eras, while Penn State had to dig their way out of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Michigan leads the series 15-10, but the teams have split the last 14 matchups dating back to 2007. Michigan broke a two-game losing skid on their way to the Big Ten title last season.

Michigan is two great seasons away from cracking the 1,000-win mark. Penn State’s 909 all-time wins are not too shabby either. Michigan won its 43rd conference title in 2021 but fell short of its 12th national title. Even though both teams usually chase Ohio State, it’s one of the bigger games on the Big Ten calendar.

Penn State vs. Iowa All-Time Records

CategoryPenn StateMichigan
All-Time Wins912979
All-Time Win Pct..687.729
Conference Titles443
National Titles211

After the season’s quarter mark, both programs sit at 3-0.

Michigan was expected to be 3-0, playing the softest non-conference schedule in the country. While 3-0 is no shock, Penn State has had a much tougher road. They beat Purdue in West Lafayette in the opener before beating Ohio at home. Last weekend they went into SEC country and ran the Auburn Tigers out of their own building.

Michigan will open conference play by hosting Maryland, a program they are 9-1 against.

It’ll be the Wolverines’ first real test of the season as they face a high-powered Maryland offense. Penn State will wrap up its non-conference slate by hosting Central Michigan. The Nittany Lions are 29-3 against foes from the MAC.

Both teams are now in the top 25. Michigan is sitting pretty at No. 4, and Penn State makes its debut in the top 25 at No. 14. While this game probably will not crown the winner of the Big Ten East, it will likely be an elimination game for both teams, as a loss likely puts them out of the race without a win against Ohio State.

College Football Odds at the Online Sportsbook

Betting on college football odds is a unique way to add more excitement each weekend.

From Week 0 through the College Football Playoff, you can view updated odds for hundreds of games, including spreads, over/under totals, futures and more.

Check out the online sportsbook today for updated football odds!

Jamie Foxx holding a mobile phone next to the BetMGM's risk-free bet offer.
About the Author

BetMGM Staff

Read More @BETMGM

Our BetMGM authors are sports experts, with a wealth of knowledge of the sports betting industry at all levels. Their coverage includes sports news across players, teams and coaches, providing betting previews and predictions, fun facts and more.

Our BetMGM authors are sports experts, with a wealth of knowledge of the sports betting industry at all levels. Their coverage includes sports news across players, teams and coaches, providing betting previews and predictions, fun facts and more.