Tech football announces 2023 schedule

HOUGHTON — Head coach Dan Mettlach and the Michigan Tech football program are pleased to announce the 2023 regular season schedule. The Huskies will play 10 contests, including four non-conference foes with five home games at Kearly Stadium this fall.

After defeating Hillsdale College at Muddy Waters Stadium 28-24 on Nov. 5, the Huskies host the Chargers in their home opener (September 9) at Kearly Stadium.

Week three features a matchup with University of Wisconsin-Platteville at Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium on Sept. 16. Wisconsin-Platteville was 5-5 last season after falling to the Huskies at Kearly Stadium to open the season.

The team then travels to Waterloo, Iowa for a bout with Upper Iowa on Sept. 23. The Peacocks went 1-10 last season and play as a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

The GLIAC calendar kicks off with Davenport University in Houghton on Sept. 30. Then a matchup with Wayne State on Oct. 7 conjures positive memories. The Huskies walked off with the winning field goal in Detroit two seasons ago on their last trip to Tom Adams Field.

Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan go head-to-head for the Miner’s Cup in Marquette on Oct. 14. MTU has won 12 straight against the Wildcats.

Tech welcomes defending Division II National Champion Ferris State to Kearly Stadium on Oct. 21, then heads to perennial power Grand Valley State on Oct. 28.

The Huskies close out the fall on home turf, with Minot State (Northern Sun Conference) coming to town on November 4, followed by Saginaw Valley State for Senior Day on Nov. 11.

The NCAA Division II football playoffs begin on Nov. 18. Tech’s last appearance in the NCAA Tournament was in fall 2014.

Michigan Tech played one of the most challenging schedules in Division II last season and finished 4-7 overall (2-4 GLIAC).

Top returners include Don Hansen All-America Honorable Mention honorees Marc Sippel (linebacker) and Darius Willis (wide receiver).


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